Oil catfish centromochlus perugiae male female spawning
Centromochlus perugiae is a species of benthopelagic fish, a member of the Auchenipteridae (driftwood catfish) family. They are widely known as honeycomb catfish or oil catfish because of their striking skin pattern. Honeycomb catfish are under 3 inches (76 mm) fully grown.
Their distribution includes Peru, Ecuador and Columbia. They prefer water temperature in the range 26–28 °C (79–82 °F) with pH of 6-7.
Honeycomb catfish like to anchor themselves into crevices in driftwood and hide. They are mostly nocturnal and seek hiding spaces and shade. A very peaceful species, in an aquarium, honeycomb catfish do not bother other inhabitants of a community tank.