(3) Serge Mevellec (1) Martijn
van der Windt (3)
Looks somewhat similar to S.
deeper in the body and also temperament wise.
Colouration: When as juveniles they have
more of a reticulated/blotched pattern but this will
change into more of a banded pattern as they get older.
Aquarium Care: Reported as being
a bit of a bully in captivity and will chase other
fish so would need plenty of hiding places for this
species. Very territorial to other conspecifics. Diet:
Most prepared foods such as vegetable, tablet, frozen
and live foods. Reported to eat snails in the aquarium.
Congo River system. Type locality:
Coquilhatville et Bikoro (Lac Tumba).
Baensch, H.A. and R.
Riehl 1985 Aquarien
atlas. Band 2. Mergus, Verlag für Natur- und
Heimtierkunde GmbH, Melle, Germany. 1216 p. Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2007. Checklist
of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes),
and catalogue of siluriform primary types. Zootaxa