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The Bumblebee Catfish, scientifically known as Microglanis iheringi, is a captivating and unique freshwater catfish species that adds a touch of charm and intrigue to aquariums. With its striking black and yellow coloration and secretive behavior, the Bumblebee Catfish is a true gem that will enhance the diversity and allure of your aquatic environment.


The Bumblebee Catfish showcases a distinct color pattern, featuring a black body adorned with vibrant yellow or white stripes, reminiscent of a bumblebee's markings. These contrasting colors create a visually captivating and dynamic display in planted or community aquariums. These catfish are known for their secretive and nocturnal nature, often hiding during the day and becoming more active at night.


Caring for the Bumblebee Catfish involves creating a stable environment with appropriate water parameters. They thrive in freshwater with specific requirements, including stable temperature, pH, and water hardness levels. A well-structured aquarium with hiding spots such as caves or driftwood will provide them with the ideal habitat. Their diet should consist of high-quality sinking pellets, frozen or live foods, and occasional vegetable matter.


Water Parameters:

  • Temperature: 72-78°F (22-26°C)
  • pH: 6.0-7.5
  • Water Hardness (GH): 2-15 dGH


Please note that these are general guidelines, and for more accurate values and specific care instructions, we encourage you to contact Living Aquarium by phone or in person. Our team of experts is always happy to provide personalized guidance and answer any questions you may have about the care of the Bumblebee Catfish.

Bumblebee Catfish

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