Never has an adipose fin, whereas some of this family
may or may not have. Also akin to this family is the
drooped down caudal fin.Similar
to S. yangambianus and S.
which also have a marbled pattern but these two species
possess an adipose fin. Reproduction:
Little is known on the breeding side of this species
but Mathes (1964) mentioned a ripe female having 13,600
pale and yellow round eggs in the ovaries.
Aquarium Care: Would need to be housed with
species that are the same size or larger as they will
eat smaller fish. Large aquarium with planting around
back and sides. Provide roots and rocks for hiding
to make them feel secure in their surroundings. Water
should be of good quality so regular water changes
are a must. Diet: Feeding is un-problematic
as this is a catfish that readily accepts commercial
prepared foods such as pellets and granules. Frozen
foods, whitebait, prawns and slivers of white fish
such as haddock should be given as part of a weekly
Grass Cutter Catfish
Congo River basin and Shiloango system. Type
locality: la rivière Sankuru (Kasaï).
Baensch, H.A. and R.
Riehl 1991 Aquarien
atlas. Bd. 3. Melle: Mergus, Verlag für Natur-
und Heimtierkunde, Germany. 1104 p. Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2007. Checklist
of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes),
and catalogue of siluriform primary types. Zootaxa
1418:1-628 De Vos, L. 1995 A systematic revision
of the African Schilbeidae (Teleostei, Siluriformes).
With an annotated bibliography. Ann. Mus. R. Afr.
Centr., Sci. Zool., 271:1-450. ScotCat