Pseudomystus siamensis (= Leiocassis siamensis)

15. January 2010

It has been some time that we had this good old fashioned classic from Southeast Asia in our fishhouse. Pseudomystus siamensis originates from Thailand, Cambodia, and Laos and is a smaller species of catfish. Maximum length given in literature is 15 cm, but this length is hardly ever reached. Against congeneers and other species of fish the Asian Bumblebee Cat is quite peaceful as long as they are big enough. Otherwise they are taken for food. The catfish feed on anything available, may it be dry, frozen or live food. Although the fish are most active at dawn, they are comparably smart and learn to come out of their hiding place at any time of the day when food is given. Regarding water parameters the animals are completely undemanding. Water temperature should be between 22 and 26°C. Plants are ignored.

For our customers: the fish have code 423603 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer

Angaben zum Tier
Herkunft Thailand
Verfügbare Größe in cm 6-8