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Scientific Name Pareutropius longifilis  (Steindachner, 1914)
Common Name Steindachner's Glaswels (Germany)
Type Locality Watercourse near village in Kiperege, Tanzania
Synonym(s) Eutropiellus longifilis, Eutropius longifilis, Paretropius micristius
Pronunciation long EE fill us
Etymology From the Latin longus, meaning long and filum, meaning filament, in reference to the long barbels.
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Size 102mm or 4" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Smaller dorsal and adipose fins, two pairs of mandibular barbels, at least 50 branched anal-fin rays and 13-15 gill rakers on first gill arch.
Sexing Females are larger and have a rounded, short genital papilla.
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Distribution Africa: eastward flowing rivers north of the Ruvuma, Lake Chiuta, Ruvuma system, Lake Chilwa.
African Waters, Tanzania Waters, Ruwu (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Tanzania Waters, Rufigi (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Tanzania Waters, Ruvuma (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Southern Rift Lakes, Chilwa (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Chiuta (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 2018.
pH 6.4 - 7.4
Temperature 23.0-26.0°C or 73.4-78.8°F (Show species within this range)
Other Parameters Slightly soft water is preferred. Prefers a moderate current.
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Feeding All prepared food, most frozen foods. Flake, bloodworm and brineshrimp are ideal.
Furniture Open swimming space hedged with plants. Not too much light, ideally floating plants will give the best results in terms of settling the fish.
Compatibility A perfect citizen for the small to medium sized community tank. To combat shyness keep this fish in shoals of at least six individuals.
Breeding Not reported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Anzeiger der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Classe v. 51 (no. 25), pp 537.
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Last Update 2020 Sep 20 04:47 (species record created: 2001 Apr 26 00:00)