Apure Jelly Catfish (Cephalosilurus apurensis) 8-9CM

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 Apure Jelly Catfish

(Cephalosilurus apurensis)

 

An unusual predatory catfish with an enormous mouth, the Apure Jelly Catfish is found in parts of the Orinoco drainage in Colombia and Venezuela. An ambush predator by nature, they tend to lie in wait for their prey at the bottom of shallow waters partially buried in leaf litter or sandy substrate. In the aquarium, they should only be kept with tankmates of equal (or ideally, larger) size, as they will attempt to eat fish close to their own size

Description

Apure Jelly Catfish (Cephalosilurus apurensis)

Origin: Wild Colombia
Locale: Orinoco drainage near Puerto Carreno
Diet: Predator and live fish eater, will typically accept frozen foods
Adult Size: 20″
Recommended Tank Size: 150 gallons
Compatibility: A predator that will attempt to eat fish nearly their own size but generally not aggressive with fish too large to be eaten

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                         
6.5 – 7.2
Temp:                     
78-82F
Ammonia:              
0ppm
Nitrite:                   
0ppm
Nitrate:                  
<30ppm

 

 

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