Cat-eLog Right Arrow Mochokidae Right Arrow Chiloglanidinae Right Arrow Euchilichthys

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Scientific Name Euchilichthys guentheri  (Schilthuis, 1891)
Common Name
Type Locality Kinshasa, Stanley Pool, upper Congo R. near Brazzaville, Zaire.
Synonym(s) Atopochilus guentheri
Pronunciation u kee lick thiss
Etymology Euchilichthys: From the Greek, eu, meaning good, cheilos, meaning lip, and ichthys, meaning fish; in reference to the papillate, well-developed lips. 
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Size 170mm or 6.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Congo basin, up to Bangweulu system
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 - 7.4
Temperature 25.0-30.0°C or 77-86°F (Show species within this range)
Other Parameters They require clean water with high levels of dissolved oxygen as would be found in their river habitat, so excellent filtration and lots of water changes are obligatory.
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Feeding Although the mouthparts look highly specialized they will feed enthusiastically on a very wide range of aquarium foods, from chopped worm, through quality flake and granules to algae wafers and fresh vegetable matter. In the wild large specimens are reported to leave visible pathways on the rocks from feeding activities.
Furniture Young fish are sociable enough in the hurly burly of a riverine african biotope. Larger adult specimens may be aggressive with each other.
Compatibility Young fish have proved to be good tankmates for other fish from the area, some rapids-dwelling Cichlids successfully raising fry in the presence of the Catfish.
Breeding Not reported in aquarium
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Tijdschr. Ned. Dierk. Ver. Ser. 2v. 3 - pp86 - Pl. 6 (fig. 2)
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Last Update 2012 Sep 09 20:50 (species record created: 2004 Jun 03 00:00)