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Banjo Catfish

Banjo catfish are shaped like a banjo, with prehistoric appearing scales to complete the look. The knock on these peaceful scavangers is that they tend to just sit about the bottom of the fish tank until night when they troll for treats. As long as you do not expect a spectacular swimming demonstration these are very nice fish for the aquarium. Though the appearance is odd, banjo catfish is very common in South America. 

  • Scientific name: Bunocephalus coracoideus
  • Origin: South America
  • Max size: 6 inches
  • Lifespan: 6 years
  • Food: Scavenger, flake, pellet
  • Shipping Size: Approx. 3 to 4 inches