This species and probably most
of this genera can be easily misidentified and the
thumbnails may be this species or closely related
species such as A.
uranoscopus. 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 flake.
Leone, Guinea, Côte d’Ivoire. Type
locality: Sierra Leone.
The Catfishes of Africa. A handbook for identification
and maintenance. Tetra Verlag GmbH. 604p. Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2007. Checklist
of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes),
and catalogue of siluriform primary types. Zootaxa