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Banjo Catfish - Bunocephalus coracoideus

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In the wild, Banjo Catfish (Bunocephalus coracoideus) are found in streams with lots of leaf litter and their appearances helped them blend in with the twigs and leaves of their stream. They are usually buries in this litter and need sand to bury in or wood/rockwork to hide under in an aquarium.


These catfish are peaceful tankmates and can be kept in most community aquariums either alone or in groups as long as there are plenty of hiding places for each fish. They feed on detritus, worms and insects on the bottom of their habitat. They can be fed a variety of sinking foods including bloodworms, blackworms, daphnia, sinking pellets and similar items.


Common NameBanjo Catfish
Scientific NameBunocephalus coracoideus
OriginSouth America
Max Size (in inches)6
Community SafeYes
pH Range6.0-7.8
Min Tank Size (in gallons)30
Temperature Range72-80

State Restrictions
Armed Forces Americas
Armed Forces Europe
Armed Forces Pacific
Puerto Rico


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Banjo Catfish


I bought a 1 inch catfish about a month ago .
<br>It is doing great He has plenty of room to grow in my 150 gallon tank .Mostly hidden but comes out at feeding time. Nice different kind of fish,