|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Microglanis aff. poecilus|
|Common Name||Bambi Catfish (Peru)|
|Etymology||Micro - small, glanis - catfish - in reference to the rather small forms of catfish that this genus contains.|
|Identification||The genus Microglanis was described by Eigenmann (1912) to include small pimelodids with the head as wide as long, the skull covered by skin only; the occipital crest small; frontal fontanel not extending much if any behind the eye, and a minute occipital fontanel sometimes present; eye without a free orbital margin; dorsal and pectoral spines well developed; and premaxillary patches of teeth without backward projecting angles.|
|Sexing||Well-conditioned females are conspicuously wider in the abdomen than similarly sized males.|
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|IUCN Red List Category||Not Evaluated|
|Compatibility||Non aggressive and sociable with its own and other species.|
|Suggested Tankmates||Virtually all good community fish, although any young fry present in the aquarium will be in extreme jeopardy - especially after dark.|
|Breeding Reports||There is but a single breeding report, read it here.|
|Registered Keepers||There is but a single registered keeper, view all "my cats" data.|
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|Last Update||2022 Nov 24 07:50 (species record created: 2021 Jul 11 17:04)|