Jello band catfish - Aguarunichthys torosus
Scientific name: Aguarunichthys torosus
Common name: Jello band catfish
Usual size in fish tanks: 33 - 36 cm (12.99 - 14.17 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6 - 7
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 4 - 16°N (71.43 - 285.71ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 22 - 28 °C (71.6 - 82.4°F)
The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning
Where the species comes from: South America
Temperament to its own species: peaceful
Temperament toward other fish species: peaceful
Usual place in the tank: Bottom levels
Food and feeding
Provide this fish with quality flake or catfish pellets, they will also appreciate treats of blood worms and brine shrimp.
South America; Jello band catfish are found in the Amazonian River basins of Peru.
There are no visible differences between the sexes.
As of yet, there are no reported cases of Jello band catfish breeding in the aquarium.
The expected life span for this fish is 5-8 years.
This fish is best kept in a planted tank with plenty of hiding places. Provide water current and add rocks or bog wood. Subdued lighting will put this fish at ease.
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