Just got a Bumblebee Catfish, I have some questions

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    bluesky2111 Valued Member Member

    Just got him at petsmart today. He's just 0.5in long so I can't put him in my main tank because I have an adult Angel in there. I also have a quarantine tank but it has aquarium salt in it. I was wondering if he can tolerate salt (I know the corys cannot).

  2. codyrex97

    codyrex97 Well Known Member Member

    Be sure to check if he needs friends too. Most catfish it seems like to be in groups of at least 6, so look into that. I don't know anything about the BB cats but thought I'd recommend finding that out
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    Shiloh Keller New Member Member

    did you get the south american or Asian?
  4. OP

    bluesky2111 Valued Member Member

    The SA. :)
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    Shiloh Keller New Member Member

    i have one too! im not sure about the salt, hopefully someone else knows. my bb is very very timid when the light is on, if your qt tank is like most (almost completely bare) i would make sure theres somewhere for him to hide and also leave the lights off for a while when you first get him. :) also, ive never heard anything about bb's schooling, so :;dk
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    Peacefantasy Well Known Member Member

    I havent seen anything about them needing to be in groups. But I wouldnt put it in salt. They are freshwater fish and dont need it