|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Eremophilus mutisii Humboldt, 1805|
Capitan De Bogota, Capitan De Sabana, Chimbe
|Type Locality||Río Bogotá, tributary of Río Magdalena, Colombia.|
|Pronunciation||err ee MO fill us - moo tiss ee aye|
|Etymology||Eremophilus: From the Greek, eremos, meaning solitary and philein, meaning to like; in reference to the secretive nature.|
- CotM 2005 April
|Size||300mm or 11.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Eremophilus differs from the similar, but much larger genus, Trichomycterus mainly by the absence of ventral fins.|
|Sexing||Females are much fuller and have rounder bellies. This is easier to compare amongst a group.|
|General Remarks||An excellent food fish, which was introduced to the Ubate, Chiquinquirá and Tundama valleys. It is the only species of food fish that has been able to survive competition from introduced trout and carp species.|
|Distribution||Bogotá basin, Colombia
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|IUCN Red List Status||Data Deficient|
|pH||6.5 - 7.2|
|Temperature||24.0-28.0°C or 75.2-82.4°F (Show species within this range)|
|Other Parameters||Will withstand cooler or warmer temperatures for a short period of time. They don't like very strong current in the aquarium and seem to enjoy much more calmer surroundings.|
|Feeding||Requires a good supply of frozen foods. They don't seem to accept any dry foods. Homemade foods containing vegetables, shrimps and other food stuffs is accepted.|
|Furniture||Fine sand is best and it is better to avoid sharp objects in aquarium as their skin is very delicate and prone to scratches. Oak leaves or other tree leaves at the bottom gives an aquarium very natural biotope look and offers many welcomed hiding places.|
|Compatibility||Not a true parasitic catfish, Eremophilus are very quiet and peaceful. You should never house them with rough and territorial company. They don't bother anybody or do not try to hunt down even the smallest of fishes.|
|Suggested Tankmates||Corydoradinae, Bunocephalus and peaceful shoaling midwater tetras.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Voyage de Humboldt et Bonpland, Deuxième partie v. 1, pp 35, Pl. 6.|
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|Last Update||2019 Sep 22 06:58 (species record created: 2003 Feb 08 00:00)|