Amphilius zairensis is a demersal species. It
occurs in the mainstream and high gradient tributaries
(Skelton 1986). It is specially found in rapids.
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. Remarks: The species shown
was captured by the image contributor in the Wagenia
Falls, Kisangani, Province Orientale, D.R. Congo.
Congo River mainstream and tributaries such as the
Inkisi and Lufu; also reported from the Aruwimi, middle
Congo, Wagenia Falls and Lualaba, in Democratic Republic
of the Congo. Type
locality: River Lufu, about two km from confluence
with Zaire River, near Inga hydroelectric dam, 5º31.5'S,
Ferraris, C.J. Jr.,
2007. Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes:
Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary
types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628 Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors.
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