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  • Euchilichthys sp. (1)
  • Euchilichthys sp. (1)
  • Euchilichthys sp. (1)
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Scientific NameEuchilichthys sp. (1)   
Common Name
Pronunciationu kee lick thiss
EtymologyEuchilichthys: From the Greek, eu, meaning good, cheilos, meaning lip, and ichthys, meaning fish; in reference to the papillate, well-developed lips. 
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FeedingAlthough 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.
FurnitureThey can be aggressive with each other, so more than one will need a really huge aquarium to avoid any one individual being victimized.
CompatibilityYoung 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.
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Registered KeepersNone.
Breeding ReportsNone.
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Last Update2005 May 11 00:00 (species record created: 2002 Dec 15 00:00)