Similar looking to the Phractura
genus. Habitat: Found in the banks
of rivers with floating and hanging vegetation. They
will hide at the river banks among leaves and twigs.
Quite rare in imports. Aquarium care:
This genera prefer water with a bit of movement as
they are found at the margins of swift-flowing streams.
Provide floating plants with long stems and branches.
Not an easy species to keep due to their high maintenance
and their specialised diet. Diet:
Small live foods such as sifted Daphnia,
Rotifers and Artemia. Remarks:
There are four species in this genera; T.
intermedius, T. minutus and T. sanghensis.
Similar looking to T. minutus which
a few Ichthyologists (Pellegrin & Matthes) think
that T. sanghensis may be a synonym off,
but the holotype of T. minutus was not in
a very good condition to make a definite decision.
Known only from the type locality: Ouesso, Sangha
River (middle Congo River basin), Republic of Congo.
5.0cm TL. 2ins)
Skelton, P.H. and G.G.
Teugels, 1986. Amphiliidae. p. 54-65. In
J. Daget, J.-P. Gosse and D.F.E. Thys van den Audenaerde
(eds.) Check-list of the freshwater fishes of Africa
(CLOFFA). ISNB, Brussels; MRAC, Tervuren; and ORSTOM,
Paris. Vol. 2. Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors.
2019. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication.
www.fishbase.org, ( 12/2019 ). Seegers, Lothar; The Catfishes of
Africa. A handbook for identification and maintenance.
Tetra Verlag GmbH. 604p.