|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Chiloglanis sp. `SENGA BAY`(1)|
|Pronunciation||Kee low glan iss|
|Etymology||Chiloglanis: From the Greek cheilos, meaning lip, and glanis, meaning catfish; in reference to the oral morphology.|
|Size||45mm or 1.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||The second largest catfish genus in Africa after Synodontis. They are characterized by jaws and lips modified into a sucker or oral disc used for adhering to and feeding upon objects in fast-flowing waters. Generally reasonably small at 100 mm SL or less. species with forked caudal fins can show sexual dimorphism and is usually species-specific. Other characteristics in this hard-to-ID genus are the size of the adipose fin, the position of the adipose fin relative to pelvic and ventral fins, size of barbles, eyes and dorsal fin. Only a handful of species are identified on colouration. They can be distinguished from other African suckermouth catfish (of the genera Euchilichthys and Atopochilus) by their circular suckermouth disc. This is more elliptical in the other two genera.|
|Sexing||Males are easily distinguished from females by the elongate upper lobe of the caudal fin.|
|Distribution||Senga Bay, on the southwestern shore of Lake Malawi, Malawi, Africa. |
African Waters, Zambesi, Malawi (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Category||Not Evaluated|
|pH||6.4 - 7.2|
|Temperature||20.0-26.0°C or 68-78.8°F (Show species within this range)|
|Other Parameters||A good current is strongly recommended.|
|Feeding||Will eat a wide variety of prepared and frozen foods. Supplement with algae wafers.|
|Compatibility||Peaceful both with conspecifics and other fish, and therefore, suitable for the community tank.|
|Breeding||Not known in aquarium, although other species have been successfully bred in natural enclosures.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
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|Last Update||2023 Feb 08 08:47 (species record created: 2004 Feb 22 00:00)|