Species group: Catfish
Other common names: Bumble Bee Catfish; Bumble Bee Cat
Scientific name: Microglanis Iheringi
The South American Bumblebee Catfish is a small catfish which is native to swiftly flowing Río Turmero in Venezuela. It is nocturnal and omnivorous.
South American Bumblebee Catfish are named for the yellow and black banding on their bodies.
The South American Bumblebee Catfish has a peaceful temperament, and does well in community tanks. They are somewhat shy and reclusive however, and need to be provided with plenty of hiding spaces such as driftwood, plants and rock caves.
20 gallons for one fish, and 10 gallons for each additional fish.