|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|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.|
- CotM 2011 May
|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.|
|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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|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.|
|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.|
|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)|