Bolt Catfish, also known as Yellow-Band Catfish, is a type of catfish that lives at the bottom of the water. It belongs to the Pimelodidae family.
This fish is originally found in the Cenepa River basin, which is part of the Amazon River system in Peru.
Bolt catfish is only found in the Río Marañón, which is in the upper Amazon River basin of Peru.
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Bolt Catfish Interesting Facts
- Bolt catfish is also known as the Yellow-Band Catfish.
- It belongs to the Pimelodidae family and is found in the Cenepa River basin in Peru.
- This species can only be found in Río Marañón which is located in the upper Amazon River basin of Peru.
- Adult Bolt Catfish can grow up to 346 mm (13.6 inches) long.
Bolt Catfish Habitat
Bolt catfish is found in the Cenepa River basin which is part of the Amazon River system located in Peru.
Bolt catfish lives in freshwater and swims near the bottom of the water.
It prefers a pH level between 5.8 to 7.2 and a water hardness (dH) range of 5 to 15.
The ideal water temperature for this fish is between 22°C and 27°C (71.6°F to 80.6°F). This catfish is found in tropical environments.
|Water Temperature:||72°F to 81°F (22°C to 27°C)|
|Water pH:||5.8 to 7.2 pH|
|Water Hardness:||5 to 15 dH|
Bolt Catfish Physical Characteristics
Size: 13.6 inches (34.6 centimeters)
Bolt catfish can grow up to 13.6 inches (34.6 centimeters) long.
This is measured using the standard length method, which measures from the tip of the snout to the end of the tail base.