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Schilbe brevianalis (Pellegrin, 1929)

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Adult males are smaller and slimmer and females are fuller during the spawning season. Similar to the larger growing S. marmoratus. Both of these species are similar as juveniles but S. brevianalis does not lose its colour with ageing and has a small adipose fin which S. marmoratus lacks. Aquarium Care: This peaceful catfish will hide during the day so you will need to provide pipe work, tubes and caves in the aquarium. Provide a spacious tank with plenty of free swimming space with background vegetation. May eat small fry but otherwise a peaceful catfish for the larger aquarium. Diet: Live and frozen bloodworm, mosquito larvae, glassworms, tubifex and large daphnia.

Common Name:



Eutropius brevianalis  




Africa: coastal rivers in Nigeria and Cameroon. Type locality: Dehane (Nyong), Cameroon.


8.0cm. (3¼ins)


24-27°C (75-81°F)


6.5 -7.2.


Seegers, L. 2008 The catfishes of Africa. A handbook for identification and maintenance. Aqualog Verlag A.C.S. GmbH, Germany. 604 p.
Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2007. Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628.
Baensch, H.A. and R. Riehl, 1995. Aquarien Atlas. Band 4. Mergus Verlag GmbH, Verlag für Natur-und Heimtierkunde, Melle, Germany. 864 p.



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