Bumblebee Catfish - The Consolidated Fish Farms Inc.
Bumblebee Catfish - The Consolidated Fish Farms Inc.
Bumblebee Catfish - The Consolidated Fish Farms Inc.
Bumblebee Catfish - The Consolidated Fish Farms Inc.

Bumblebee Catfish

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Flat Rate Shipping $29.00

Bumblebee Catfish


Background Information


The Bumblebee Catfish is a freshwater fish from a broad array of catfish around the globe. There are over 40 species of Bumblebee Catfish and the name often refers to all the members of the Pseudopimelodidae family.


The most common Bumblebee Catfish for home aquariums is Microglanis iheringi. This species is commonly referred to as the South American Bumblebee Catfish where it originates. It is primarily found in the freshwater rivers and streams of Colombia and Venezuela.


The South American Bumblebee Catfish is a peaceful fish and happiest when in a community tank. They are shy and will tend to hide into caves during the day and will mostly be active once the lights have gone off.


The South American Bumblebee Catfish will grow to a length of up to 3 inches and require a minimum tank of 20 gallons. Water should be maintained at a temperature of 70-77°F and a pH of 6.5-7.5.

 

The bottom of the aquarium should be layered with soft sandy substrate since these fish spend most of the time at the bottom and this would prevent them from getting scratched. Rocks and driftwood should be added to create areas for hiding.


The South American Bumblebee has an average lifespan of about 5 years under the appropriate tank conditions.


Feeds


The South American Bumblebee Catfish is a typical omnivore and will enjoy both plant and meat-based foods. They are one of the easiest fish to feed since they are not super picky. 


Most suitable foods for the Bumblebee Catfish include; 

  • Frozen Daphnia
  • Frozen Bloodworms
  • Brine shrimp
  • Algae wafer


Vegetables such as zucchini, spinach, or lettuce should be included in the diet for healthier fish.


Tankmates


The South American Bumblebee Catfish is a peaceful fish species and is happiest amongst other fish. Bumblebee Catfish are shy and can be easily stressed by active and boisterous fish, so tankmates should be peaceful and calm.


The most compatible tankmates for the South American Bumblebee include:


Frequently Asked Questions


Are Bumblebee Catfish aggressive?

Bumblebee Catfish are not aggressive and are very good candidates for a community tank since they are calm and will get along with a wide range of fish species.


What fish can be kept with the Bumblebee Catfish?

Since the Bumblebee Catfish is a peaceful fish, it gets along with a lot of other fish. Most ideal tankmates include Rainbow sharks, Cory catfish, Bristlenose plecos, Dwarf gourami, Kuhli loaches, Barbs, and Platies.

 

DOA Policy

While this is a rare occurrence, it can and will happen from time to time. Fish are live animals and we cannot ensure that every one will arrive alive or remain alive. We do ask that if your fish arrives dead (DOA), submit a picture of the deceased fish that is in the bag within 2 hours of the delivery time of your fish. We will work quickly with you to resolve the problem.

We will offer replacement fish for any losses, but do not offer refunds at this time. We can replace fish but  shipping costs is the responsibilityof the buyer. If you put the fish in your tank and it dies or is not acting properly, please contact us, with pictures,within 24 hours. We will again, do everything in our power to resolve the issue and ensure that you have a great experience with these fish.

Shipping Policy

Most Shipments will be 2-day unless otherwise noted. We shipfish on Mondays and Tuesdays only (excluding holidays) to ensure fish arrive before weekends. This allows us to completely prepare the fish for shipping andensure they are healthy prior to arriving at your door. All fish will be shipped with oxygenated water and specific additives in the water to ensurethey maintain their health and stability during shipment. Depending on the species of fish and current weather conditions, the fish may arrive with a heat pack or ice pack to maintain the optimal temperature which further ensures thehealth and safety of your fish. All costs of shipping (postage, packaging,heat/ice packs, etc.) are included in the Shipping fee. We ship to only thecontinental United States and are unable to ship to P.O. boxes, must bephysical address.

FAQ

"The fish I received do not look like the fish in thepicture. Why is this?"

-         We typically take photographs of one or two fish when we initially get them in. Since we have a large quantity of most of the various species of fish, it would be understandably impossible to provide a picture ofevery individual fish with a specific species. For some of our more rare orlarger fish, the picture listed may be the actual fish that you are receiving.If this is the case, it will be designated by ?WYSIWYG?, meaning ?what you see,is what you get?.

"What happens if my fish arrive dead?"

-         While this is a rare occurrence, it can and willhappen from time to time. Fish are live animals and we cannot ensure that everyone will arrive alive or remain alive. We do ask that if your fisharrives dead (DOA), submit a picture of the deceased fish that is in the bag.We will work quickly with you to resolve the problem. We will offer replacement fish for any losses, but do not offer refunds at this time. We will reship any replacement fish at the buyer's expense. If you put the fish in your tank and it dies or is not acting properly, please contact us,  with pictures, within 24 hours. We will again, do everything in our power to resolvethe issue and ensure that you have a great experience with these fish.

"What if I'm not home when the fish arrive?"

-         We will always provide you with a tracking number. While the fish are packaged to survive about 72+ hours within the shipping containers, we do ask that you make arrangements to arrive home to inspect your fish as soon as possible after they are delivered to your home. Itis always suggested to provide an area for the delivery person to place the boxthat is out of direct sunlight or extreme temperatures.

"What do I do with my fish once I've unpacked them?"

-         Like you would with any new fish, let the entire bag float in your tank for 15-30 minutes. This allows the temperature withinthe bag to adjust to the same as your tank and will reduce temperature shock onthe fish. After this time, you can add all of the fish and water that is in thebag into your tank. The products used within the water for shipping will notharm any existing fish within your tank and actually makes the transition foryour new fish a bit easier. After this, expect your new fish to take a few daysto become fully adjusted, this includes hiding, floating at the top, sinking tothe bottom, and not eating. After a few days, your new fish should be acting aswimming like they normally would. At this point, enjoy your aquarium!

"I want to return my new fish because x,y,z?"

-         Unfortunately, we are unable to accept returns.We do recommend contacting us via email with yourorder number and as much information as possible. We will try to assist you inresolving whatever the issue may be.