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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).
Down arrow Species Information
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.
Down arrow Habitat Information
Distribution Africa: Ogowe River in Gabon, Congo system and Chiloango River.
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 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, but it is a rainy season spawner.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
Down arrow Further Information
Reference Annales du Musee du Congo (Ser. Zoology) v. 1 (fasc. 6), pp138, Pl. 50 (fig. 2).
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Last Update 2020 Sep 19 02:32 (species record created: 2001 May 10 00:00)