You will need to purchase at least 6 of this species
as they are a schooling fish and need their own company.
If you only buy one or two they will hide and waste
away, but apart from that they are easy to keep and
seem to live for a considerable length of time if
given a spacious tank with a good water current and
the undertaking of water changes when needed. There
is another species from the same genera, P.
is sometimes confused with P. debauwi but
the former has got a second body stripe that P.debauwi
does not possess, and it has a more rounded
caudal fin. P. debauwi is is not such a colourful
fish as P. buffei. P. buffei has a
blotch on each caudal fin whereas P. debauwi
has not and a dark edge shows to the adipose fin of
P. debauwi.P. debauwi is a lot
rarer in the hobby than P. buffei.
Eutropius debauwi, Eutropiellus
debauwi, E. kasai Ansorgia debauwi, A. debauwi vittata,
A. vittata, A. vittatta bistriata, Eutropiella debauwi,
Eutropiellus debauwi vittata, E. vittatus, Ansorgiichthys
Ogowe River in Gabon, Congo system and Chiloango River.
Type locality: Uerre.