inshore areas of Lake Tanganyika, down to 30 m depth
and feeds mainly on crabs. Aquarium Care:
As with most of this genera it cannot to be trusted
with smaller tank mates. Would do better with larger
African Tetras or Cichlids. Give it a choice of hiding
places to make it feel more comfortable in its surroundings
as it can be nocturnal. This is a species for the
larger aquarium or at least a Public Aquarium setting.
Diet: Will eat most aquarium fare.
Goldback spiny catfish, Kibonde
Lake Tanganyika. Type locality: Kalambo
70cm. (2ft 4ins)
Froese, R. and D. Pauly.
Editors. 2009. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic
publication. www.fishbase.org, version (10/2009).