Bumble Bee Catfish

USD 4.00

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Bumble Bee Catfish, also known as South American Bumblebee Catfish or Honeycomb Catfish, are eye-catching freshwater fish with striking black-and-yellow striped patterns. These peaceful bottom-dwellers make excellent additions to community aquariums, where they add visual interest and help control algae growth.

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Bumble Bee Catfish, scientifically named Microglanis iheringi, are captivating freshwater fish originating from South America. Their distinctive black-and-yellow striped patterns resemble those of bumblebees, hence their common name. These catfish have a streamlined body and long barbels, which they use to navigate and sense their surroundings at the bottom of the aquarium. Bumble Bee Catfish are peaceful by nature and coexist well with a variety of tankmates, making them suitable for community aquariums. They prefer aquariums with ample hiding spots such as caves, driftwood, or dense vegetation to provide them with security and shelter. These catfish are omnivores and will consume a varied diet consisting of sinking pellets, algae wafers, and live or frozen foods like bloodworms and brine shrimp. While they primarily scavenge for food at the bottom of the tank, Bumble Bee Catfish may also venture to the mid-water level during feeding time. It’s important to maintain good water quality and perform regular water changes to ensure the health and well-being of these fish. With proper care and a suitable environment, Bumble Bee Catfish can thrive and become delightful additions to any freshwater aquarium setup.