Bunocephalus coracoideus

31. January 2020

Banjo catfish (Bunocephalus) are very common in nature. That is why we always have them on offer. Mostly we call them Bunocephalus coracoideus, which may be correct in many cases. But if you look into such a swarm of banjo catfish you will notice that there are always other species in between. Usually they cannot be determined with reasonable effort and certainly not sorted, but it is very exciting to raise and observe a group of maybe 20 of these animals in the aquarium. Then you notice how variable in colouration these animals are, that there are clear differences in anatomy (especially the bone ridges along the middle of the back in front of the dorsal fin) and also that some species prefer much more to burry themselves in the sand in than others.

We currently have very nice banjo catfish from Colombia and Venezuela in stock.

For our customers: the animals have code 212903 (4-6 cm) and 212904 (5-8 cm) in stock. Please note that we only supply the wholesale trade.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer