The Jelly Catfish (Cephalosilurus apurensis) is a species of catfish native to South America, specifically the Orinoco drainage in Colombia and Venezuela. They have a unique appearance with a striped pattern on their body, and a large head. They are nocturnal and typically hide during the day, so providing plenty of hiding spots in the tank is important. They are generally peaceful towards other fish, but can become territorial during breeding season.
- SOLD SIZE: 7"-8"
- Origin: South America
- Max size: 18 inches
- Recommended tank size: 150 gallons or larger
- Water temperature: 72-82°F
- Temperament: Generally peaceful, can eat smaller fish
- Diet: Omnivorous, will eat both flakes and pellets as well as live or frozen foods
- Lifespan: 5-8 years