|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|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.|
|Size||92mm or 3.6" 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.|
|Distribution||Kingani (Ruvu), Rufiji-Great Ruaha , Rovuma River drainages and Lakes Chilwa and Chiuta in eastern Africa.
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 Status||Least Concern|
|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.|
|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 Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Anzeiger der Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien v. 51 (no. 25), pp537.|
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|Last Update||2013 Feb 20 10:57 (species record created: 2001 Apr 26 00:00)|