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Scientific Name Euchilichthys guentheri  (Schilthuis, 1891)
Common Name
Type Locality Kinshasa, Stanley Pool, upper Congo River near Brazzaville, Democratic Republic of Congo and Republic of the Congo.
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 190mm or 7.5" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Africa: Congo basin, up to Bangwelu system.
African Waters, Congo (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2009.
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 Unreported in the aquarium.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Tijdschrift der Nederlandsche Dierkundige Vereeniging, Ser. 2 v. 3, pp 86, Pl. 6 (fig. 2).
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Last Update 2020 Sep 23 13:35 (species record created: 2004 Jun 03 00:00)