This is by far the most attractive species of all banjo cats – and the rarest. We recently received the fish for the first time from Peru. It is also one of the most variably coloured species of banjo cat. Most specimens have a sharp black-and-white contrasting pattern, being white anterior and black posterior. But there are also variations, some specimens are almost completely black, others brownish.
Maximum length of Pterobunocephlaus depressus is around 9 cm. Like all banjo cats the species is absolutely peaceful against any tankmate. Fine sand that allows the fish to borrow themselves is recommended, but not absolutely necessary. Banjo cats are strictly night active fish, so one must feed – at least during acclimatisation – the fish after the light has been switched off. The fish feed readily on any usual type of live, frozen or dried food.
For our customers: the fish have code 212922 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.
Lexicon: Pterobunocephalus: from ancient Greek, means “Bunocephalus with a fin”, referring to the comparatively long anal fin; Bunocephalus is another genus of banjo cat. depressus: Latin, means “flattened”.
Suggestion of a common name: Domino banjo cat
Text & Photos: Frank Schäfer
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|Verfügbare Größe in cm||5-7|