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Scientific Name Aguarunichthys torosus  Stewart, 1986
Common Names Bolt Catfish
Jello Band Catfish, Stier-antennenwels (Germany), Yellow-band Catfish
Type Locality Río Cenepa, Departo. Amazonas, Peru, about 4°28'S, 78°10'W, elevation about 210 meters.
Etymology Aguarun=Peruvian Indian tribe that lives in Ecuador and "ichthys"=Greek for fish. This specific epithet refers to its muscular (torosus=muscular, bulging) build.
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Size 346mm or 13.6" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
General Remarks Smaller individuals can be a little fragile upon import, but will very quickly acclimatise.
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Distribution South America: Cenepa River basin in Amazon River drainage.
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Marañón, Cenepa (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
pH 5.8 - 7.2
Temperature 22.0-27.0°C or 71.6-80.6°F (Show species within this range)
Other Parameters dH 5-15.
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Feeding Will take dry food pellets, earthworms or fish fillet. Earthworms are perhaps the best staple.
Compatibility A predator that will eat anything small enough. A loner, shows considerable intra-species aggression around a large territory.
Suggested Tankmates Tankmates must be large enough to not to be considered edible. Competition for food is not an issue, this species is a capable hunter.
Breeding Unreported in the aquarium.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Copeia 1986 (no. 3), pp 663, Figs. 7-8.
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Last Update 2019 Sep 22 08:10 (species record created: 2001 Nov 14 00:00)