This species and probably most
of this genera can be easily misidentified and the
thumbnail images may be this species or a closely
related species such as A.
They are all more or less
the same when keeping them in our aquaria.
Water would need to be kept on the cool side for this
genera as they inhabit flowing waters in their natural
habitat. Not imported very often but would make good
aquarium additions if kept in optimum conditions.
Aquarium Care: Can be kept in aquaria with
a small grained gravel or sand substrate, and well
planted with a slight current to facilitate their
natural habitat. Provide rockwork and caves. This
genera prefer cooler temperatures in the aquarium.
Diet: Mosquito larvae, Tubifex, Cyclops,
Daphnia, grindal worms, vegetable food, tablet and
The last two thumbnail images were photographed by
the image contributor in the Côte d'Ivoire Tai
National Park in the south west of Côte d'Ivoire
close to the border with Liberia.
platychir, Amphilius pictus.
River, Guinea, and Pra River, from Sierra Leone to
Ghana. Type locality: Atesu River,
Baensch, H.A. and R.
Riehl 1991 Aquarien
atlas. Bd. 3. Melle: Mergus, Verlag für Natur-
und Heimtierkunde, Germany. 1104 p. Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2007. Checklist
of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes),
and catalogue of siluriform primary types. Zootaxa