|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Euchilichthys royauxi (Boulenger, 1902)|
|Type Locality||Ubangi River at Banzyville, Democratic Republic of Congo, about 4°18'N, 21°11'E.|
|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.|
|Size||200mm or 7.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Distribution||Africa: Congo basin, up to Lake Moero system.
African Waters, Congo (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Status||Least Concern|
|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||They can be aggressive with each other, so more than one will need a really huge aquarium to avoid any one individual being victimized.|
|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 Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Annales du Musee du Congo (Ser. Zoology) v. 2 (fasc. 2) - pp46 - Pl. 13|
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|Last Update||2013 Jan 12 13:21 (species record created: 2001 Apr 21 00:00)|