Brown Bullhead (Ameiurus nebulosus)
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757 Litres (200 US G.)
35.6-50.8cm (14-20 ")
6.6 - 7.6
16 -26 °C (60.8-78.8°F)
- Brown Bullhead, Barbotte Brune, Northern Brown Bullhead
Additional scientific names
- Ameiurus lacustris, Ameiurus vulgaris, Amiurus catus, Amiurus nebulosus, Amiurus vulgaris, Ictalurus nebulosus, Pimelodus atrarius, Pimelodus catus, Pimelodus felis, Pimelodus nebulosus, Pimelodus vulgaris, Silurus coenosis
Sexing[edit | edit source]
- Females are fuller bodied when breeding.
Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]
- Smaller fish will disappear overnight. Peaceful with fish it can not swallow.
Diet[edit | edit source]
- Commercial flake food, bloodworms, lean meats, and tubifex worms are favourites of the bullhead. In the wild they will eat algae, small fish, molluscs, and insects.
Feeding regime[edit | edit source]
- Once or twice a day.
Environment specifics[edit | edit source]
- A coldwater fish, hardy and can survive in outdoor ponds in temperate regions.
Behaviour[edit | edit source]
- These fish are mainly nocturnal, but may be active during the day.
Identification[edit | edit source]
- Can be mistaken for Ameiurus melas but has 5-8 large saw like teeth on rear of pectoral spine. It is a large fish with several barbels around the mouth. The body is olive-green/brown in colour with a paler belly while the fins are brown.
Pictures[edit | edit source]
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- Fishbase (Mirrors: )