Cat-eLog Right Arrow Pimelodidae Right Arrow Aguarunichthys

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Scientific NameAguarunichthys torosus  Stewart, 1986
Common NamesBolt Catfish
Jello Band Catfish, Stier-antennenwels (Germany), Yellow-band Catfish
Type LocalityRío Cenepa, Departo. Amazonas, Peru, ca. 4°28'S, 78°10'W, elev. ca. 210 m.
EtymologyAguarun=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 RemarksSmaller individuals can be a little fragile upon import, but will very quickly acclimatise.
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DistributionSouth 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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pH5.8 - 7.2
Temperature22.0-27.0°C or 71.6-80.6°F (Show species within this range)
Other ParametersdH 5-15.
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FeedingWill take dry food pellets, earthworms or fish fillet. Earthworms are perhaps the best staple.
CompatibilityA predator that will eat anything small enough. A loner, shows considerable intra-species aggression around a large territory.
Suggested TankmatesTankmates must be large enough to not to be considered edible. Competition for food is not an issue, this species is a capable hunter.
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ReferencesCopeia 1986 (no. 3) - pp663 - Figs. 7-8
Registered Keepers(1) Kenneth Wong, (2) amiidae, (3) neelhound, (4) markhinch, (5) arapaimag, (6) victionOne, (7) CatfishPownage63, (8) Arron_N, (9) mcaquatic (p: 2), (10) Fishmandavew.

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Breeding ReportsNone.
Article - CotM 2011 May
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Last Update2013 Sep 04 12:30 (species record created: 2001 Nov 14 00:00)