Description of Asian Bumblebee Catfish A coloration of light and dark bands characterizes these Asian catfish, which have relatively short barbels and a tubular body shape. They do not live well together, especially once mature, and are best housed individually. Asian Bumblebees are nocturnal by nature, so try to incorporate a variety of suitable retreats into their aquarium. They are quite adaptable in terms of their water chemistry needs—they even occur in brackish waters in parts of their range—but avoid making sudden changes, which will be stressful for the fish.
Southeast Asia, occurring in both Thailand and Cambodia (Kampuchea).
10' in (20 cm) in aquariums.
Prepared and live foods.
They are not social.
Temperature 72-79°F (22-26°C); soft (50 mg/l) and acidic (pH 6.0-6.5)