The Dwarf Bumble Bee Brazilian Catfish or Microglanis parable is a freshwater fish, native to the Paraíba do Sul River Basin. As an easy to care for omnivore, this fish can actually be quite difficult to breed.
These tiny fish will only end up growing between 2.8” to a maximum of only 4.3”. As a peaceful fish, you will be able to choose from a variety of similar tank mates. These fish are incredibly non-aggressive. pH: 6.0 – 7.5
GH: 5- 18 degrees
Diet & Nutrition: Omnivorous, but prefers sinking tablets, frozen foods, freeze dried foods, or even small sinking granules. The fish will come out of hiding during the daytime if there is food present.
Breeding & Spawning: Difficult to breed in captivity. Those aquarium hobbyists who have had success breeding this species increased the temperature in the tank from 72 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit and performed a large water change to encourage spawning. It is also suspected that feeding a widely varied diet may help to condition this species for breeding.
Gender: Difficult to differentiate between male and female. Females are noticeably plumper than males.