Because of its bony head, this
species is often not marketed in Malawi where it is
relatively common and considered a favoured food of
fishermen. Marketed in Kyela. The penultamate thumbnail
image specimen was captured at Senga Bay on the south
west coast of Lake Malawi on the Malawian side. Habitat:
Found among the rocks in the lake during the day and
moves around the area at night. Colouration:
There are a few different colour patterns going from
light grey-brown to whitish to coppery. The black/brown
spots can also be small or large. A good identification
is the rather small adipose fin and blunt nose. Aquarium
Care: Can be housed with Malawi cichlids
from the lake as the higher p.H. values will favour
this setup. Diet: Feeds on insects,
crustaceans and other invertebrates. Oviparous.
Baensch, H.A. and R.
Riehl 1985 Aquarien
atlas. Band 2. Mergus, Verlag für Natur- und
Heimtierkunde GmbH, Melle, Germany. 1216 p. ScotCat
1908 by Michael K. Oliver PH.D. Seegers, L. 2008 The catfishes of
Africa. A handbook for identification and maintenance.
Aqualog Verlag A.C.S. GmbH, Germany. 604 p.