Just got a Bumblebee Catfish, I have some questions

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by bluesky2111, Jun 18, 2016.

  1. bluesky2111Valued MemberMember

    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).

    Thanks
     
  2. codyrex97

    codyrex97Well Known MemberMember

    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
     
  3. Shiloh KellerNew MemberMember

    did you get the south american or Asian?
     
  4. OP
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    bluesky2111Valued MemberMember

    The SA. :)
     
  5. Shiloh KellerNew MemberMember

    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
     
  6. PeacefantasyWell Known MemberMember

    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
     




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