by Shovelnose » Sun Mar 13, 2011 4:11 am, Post This species has been bred in aquaria. Our Privacy Policy. (2011). Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds.   This catfish is known to be quite peaceful though caution still needs to be taken with much... Bumblebee Cat - Microglanis iheringi An aquarium measuring 36″ x 12″ x 12″ (90cm x 30cm x 30cm) – 80 litres is adequate for a single specimen. Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. Description Size Guides Chaca is the only genus in the catfish family Chacidae. [4], The dorsal fin is short and possesses strong, serrated, fin spines, which are strong enough to inflict wounds. Scientific name: Chaca chaca 6545 Premium Asian Bumblebee Catfish Pictures: Taken by us in one of our aquariums. [2] These species grow to a length of 26.0 cm (10.2 inches). [2] They lie in wait, well camouflaged, in preparation for prey to swim by. Ng, H.H. by Stackdeck » Tue Apr 26, 2011 1:42 pm, Post [2][6] On the other hand, C. bankanensis is only found in the rainforest, where it inhabits peat. There is some debate as to the reasons for this; it may be that the fish have particularly potent digestive juices in order to efficiently digest large prey items, or that they use some kind of chemical to assist in luring prey. The unwitting prey is attracted to this apparent feast, only to be grabbed in a lightning-fast movement by the catfish when it strays too close. by exasperatus2002 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 6:11 pm, Post Just that I wanted 'em as soon as I heard they were 3". Three males and one female were set up in a bare bottomed tank 36" x 18" x 18" with an 8" asbestos pipe with a 3" diameter. Size is around 6 inches roughly. [2][7], Chaca catfish have elongated, broad, and flattened heads. Chaca chaca is a species of angler catfish found in the Ganges-Brahmaputra River system of India and the Ayeyarwady River of Myanmar,[1] where it is found in rivers, canals and ponds of grassland, scrubland, deciduous forest and rainforest habitats. [2] Three or four pairs of barbels are found, though if the nasal barbels are present, they are minute. (2007). Description: Dorsal 1/3-4; Anal 7-10; Pectoral 1/5; Ventral 6.Body tadpole like, anteriorly and strongly depressed, posteriorly strongly compressed, without lateral scutes but covered with a thick horny skin. by bigbird » Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:47 pm, Post The Aquarium Catfish Website. The Hoplo Cat is the perfect fish for peaceful or semi…, Pet Zone Tropical Fish It will consume almost any fish that strays close enough to its capacious mouth and is capable of swallowing prey items almost as big as itself. Males are longer and slimmer than females. The fry became free swimming after 7 days. Size is around 4 inches roughly. Fins dark brown with black blotches and whitish to fawn edges. An interesting fact about Chaca species is that they appear to lower the pH of the aquarium water when kept in confined conditions. In the aquarium, will feed also on live food such as other smaller fishes and fry. The use of a soft, sandy substrate is also recommended as the fish often bury themselves. Thanks for providing me this opportunity.. Also known as the Twig Cat. It's a close cousin of the highly coveted Goonch Cat but only reaches a max size of around 8", making it much easier to keep without the need for a massive tank. Covid19 Lockdown Will Cause Some Delays With Online Orders. The use of a red light on the aquarium may allow you to witness this. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); © 1996 - 2020, part of the Aquatic Republic Network group of websites. by Shovelnose » Tue Apr 26, 2011 1:55 pm, Post by Shovelnose » Sat Mar 12, 2011 6:14 pm, Post The Bumblebee Catfish is normally nocturnal though it doe…, Farlowella Catfish - Farlowella Acus The addition of some beech twigs and dried oak or beech leaves will help to simulate the natural habitat of the fish. Small fish, river shrimp and earthworms can all be offered. These fish are commonly known as squarehead catfishes, frogmouth catfishes, or angler catfishes. Chace refresh thread, I want to be as much about them. This fish is found in the aquarium trade. Frog Mouth 'Chaca Chaca' Catfish - Chaca bankanensis. Please donate to our monthly hosting costs and keep us free for everyone to enjoy!Explore our YouTube channel, Facebook page or follow us on Twitter. by Shovelnose » Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:32 pm, Post These fish are commonly known as squarehead catfishes, frogmouth catfishes, or angler catfishes.These unusual fish have a sedentary lifestyle and spend much of their time motionless. I really like chaca and have always had a soft spot for them. Has this page been useful? , Bora D, Shyamkumar K, Saikia B , Changsan K (2012) Fish diversity of North East India, inclusive of the Himalayan and Indo Burma biodiversity hotspotszones: A checklist on their taxonomic status, economic importance, geographical distribution, present status and prevailing threats. Platystomatichthys sturio - Sturgeon Catfish Maximum size: Can grow to be at least 18" long and will most any fish that fits into its mouth. Whichever of these theories is correct, what remains true is that stringent attention to water quality must be paid in aquaria containing Chaca. Also known as the Zorro Cat, this is one monster fish that you'll love to have in your tank! This fish is found in the aquarium trade. (supposed to be from some kind of stomach acids or something), I dono how true / untrue it is. Also known as the Twig Cat. Also known as the eastern bottle-nosed…, Goonch Catfish - Bagarius yarrelli Also…, Asian Stone Catfish - Hara jerdoni  Dorsal fin small. One morning in April 1989 they noticed that one of the four Chaca's was in the pipe. Very nice fishes , I used to keep a 8'' one some time back. 10x .75"-1" Red Belly Piranha for $80.00! - CotM 2001 March - Shane's World Species Feeding Chaca chaca - Shane's World Reproduction Breeding Chaca: Species Information; Size: 200mm or 7.9" SL.Find near, nearer or same sized spp. A dimly-lit tank suits this sedentary species. [3], Chaca species are occasionally available as aquarium fish. Pictures: none yet. Good luck with yours. Description: Dorsal 1/3-4;  Anal 7-10; Pectoral 1/5; Ventral 6. I already have a few. 1 pair of very short, often merely peg-like, barbels at the corners of the mouth. It inhabits both large and small bodies of still or slow-moving water, where it lies hidden amongst leaf litter and mulm. ↳   South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al), ↳   South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al), ↳   South American Catfishes (Everything else), ↳   For Sale (Global or Rest of the World), ↳   Suggestions, Feature Requests and Enhancements, South American catfishes (Everything else), Please donate to our monthly hosting costs. Bumblebee Cat - Microglanis iheringi In Assam, it is locally known as kurkuri. …, Freshwater Dolphin Fish - Mormyrus longirostris The dorsal fin is short and possesses strong, serrated, fin spines, which are strong enough to inflict wounds. Smile and enjoy Life. They certainly deserve to be called monstrous, size difference aside it makes other catfish like the Goonch look like a cute cousin. [9] A bizarre phenomenon is shown in that Chaca species appear to lower the pH of the water, so maintenance of water chemistry is necessary. C. chaca is rarely observed moving around the aquarium during daylight hours, though it sometimes leaves its position to forage under cover of darkness.   I am not perfect, but I say as I see it. Goswami* UC. INT J BIODIVERS CONSER VOL. I'm looking for these fish near the Polish to my tank Asia. This would pre-empt a larger tank to house the larger barbs or characins.   [2] Only C. chaca makes these sounds; the other species do not. In Assam, it is locally known as kurkuri. These species grow to a length of 26.0 cm (10.2 inches). Only C. chaca makes these sounds; the other species do not. Lou: Every young man's fantasy is to have a three-way. Such is its commitment to camouflage it does not usually struggle even when netted or handled, although it does have the ability to emit a grunting sound when removed from the water. In Assam, it is locally known as kurkuri. Best viewed in HD. They feed on prey such as small fish, including cyprinids and pupfishes. Chaca Chaca Cat 5" (fwf catfish oddballs chaca cat) Fish Size: Family: Chacidae. Subfamily:Chacinae. [6] These fish are ambush predators. If you can make the space, a better idea would be a species tank with 3 to 4 individuals, as they seem to coincide peacefully with one another with a feeding of earthworms and other meaty foods such as feeder fish like young Tilapia sp.

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