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Pareutropius debauwi
African glass catfish, Debauwi catfish, Three-striped glass catfish.
De Vos, 1986

(Other members of the genus Pareutropius)

ADULT SIZE: 8 cm

WATER CONDITIONS: Not critical

TEMPERATURE RANGE: 23-28 C

FOOD: Feed Pareutropius debauwi small live-foods and fine grade dried foods

DISTRIBUTION: This species comes from Congo (DRC), Gabon, Congo (Rep.), Central African Republic


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AQUARIUM CARE: This is a peaceful but active shoaling catfish that likes to swim. Provide a planted back and sides by all means, but allow open areas for swimming, prefarbly with some current. As with all shoaling fish, make sure there are at least six individuals.

Generally a good community fish, with species of a similar size.

BREEDING: Egg layer. Breeding rarely achieved in the aquarium.

Have you bred Pareutropius debauwi? Why not fill in a breeding questionaire?, or examine existing Pareutropius debauwi breeding reports








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Fishkeeping Facts and Tips

The biggest killer of tropical fish is overfeeding. Uneaten food decays and pollutes the water, even with adequate filtration. Adult fish should remain unfed one day each week, and almost all commonly available species will be completely fine if unfed during a two week vacation


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