Bumblebee Catfish - Microglanis Poecilus
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The Bumblebee catfish is a small and beautiful species of catfish native to the north-eastern regions of South America, favoring areas with strong current. They're named for their vertical banding of black and yellowish tan, which is somewhat reminiscent of a bumblebee.They have a classic catfish shape, with long barbels coming off the mouth and a long vertically compressed body perfect for bottom feeding.
Unlike many catfish, Bumblebee Catfish grow to a very manageable size of 3", and can be kept in tanks as small as 20 gallons. They're extremely hardy and peaceful, and will get along with just about anything. It's important to provide them with plenty of rocks, plants, caves, and other decor to provide cover. Bumblebee Cats are a nocturnal species, and will hide out during the day, preferring to come out at night or staying in dimly lit areas of the tank.
Bumblebee Catfish are omnivores, and like many other catfish, aren't the least bit picky! Though they're mostly active at night, at the first smell of food, they'll explode out of their hiding places, scouring the aquarium floor for any sinking food that has reached the bottom. Sinking pellets as well as meaty frozen foods make great options.