|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Pareutropius debauwi (Boulenger, 1900)|
|Common Names||Striped African Glass Catfish
Afrikansk Glasmalle (Denmark)
|Type Locality||Uerre, Democratic Republic of Congo.|
|Synonym(s)||Ansorgia debauwi, Ansorgia vittata, Ansorgiichthys vittatus, Eutopiella debauwi, Eutropeillus debauwi, Eutropiellus debauwi, Eutropiellus kasai, Eutropiellus vittatus, Eutropius debauwi|
|Pronunciation||de BOUGH eye|
|Etymology||Named after the collector (de Bauw).|
|Size||104mm or 4.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||A single midlateral stripe and a faint stripe at the low on the body to the read from the around the caudal fin. No dark spots on caudal fin.
Often confused with Paratropius buffei, which has a third line around mid-body that runs about half across the body from the head back.
|Sexing||Females are larger and have a rounded, short genital papilla.|
|General Remarks||The fish sold under the name of P. debauwi is most often P. buffei.|
|Distribution||Congo River drainage.
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||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||Not reported, but it is a rainy season spawner.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Annales du Musee du Congo (Ser. Zoology) v. 1 (fasc. 6), pp138, Pl. 50 (fig. 2).|
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|Last Update||2019 Sep 21 00:31 (species record created: 2001 May 10 00:00)|