A suckermouth catfish, the Bristlenose Catfish reaches a length of 5.5 inches. Male and female Bristlenose Catfish are easily distinguishable. The males have an elaborate array of branched and forked tentacles on the head and around the upper jaw. The females have tentacles, too, but they are arranged in a neat row around the mouth and are not nearly as prominent
Living Environment : All commercial foods are accepted, but parboiled, sliced zucchini and cooked peas should also be offered.