|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Parailia congica Boulenger, 1899|
|Common Names||Speckled Glass Catfish
Punkteret Glasmalle (Denmark)
|Type Locality||Ebinga River, from Lake Leopold II [Mai-Ndombe], Democratic Republic of Congo.|
|Pronunciation||Pah RAIL ee ah - con gee kah|
|Etymology||The generic name comes from the Latin prefix par-, meaning equal and Ailia, a genus of schilbeid catfishes, in reference to the similarity between this genus and Ailia. The specific epithet comes from its type locality (the Congo River drainage).|
|Size||90mm or 3.5" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||All species of this genus have no dorsal fin and are small being no larger than 150 mm SL.
Adipose fin absent, posterior edge of pectoral spine smooth.
|Distribution||Known only from the Congo River drainage.
African Waters, Congo (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Status||Least Concern|
|pH||6.4 - 7.2|
|Temperature||25.0-28.0°C or 77-82.4°F (Show species within this range)|
|Other Parameters||Occurs in deep water. In the aquarium, prefers water that has a current but is not turbulent.|
|Feeding||In the wild, feeds on plankton and crustaceans. In the aquarium, is sometimes fussy about food; prefers small live, frozen or freeze-dried organisms but will generally accept flake food.|
|Furniture||Best kept in a tank with moderate to dense plant growth. Although this species is essentially confined to the larger rivers, the turbidity of its natural habitat means that some cover must be provided for it to feel at ease.|
|Compatibility||A fragile, easily injured fish.|
|Suggested Tankmates||Best kept in groups of 6 or more, the more the better.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Annales du Musee du Congo (Ser. Zoology) v. 1 (fasc. 5), pp 106, Pl. 41 (fig. 2) [not 3].|
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|Last Update||2019 Sep 17 14:42 (species record created: 2001 Apr 26 00:00)|