Africa: Congo River basin. The Chiloango River, Pool Malebo and the Kasai and Ubangi drainages.
Min Tank Size:
At least 55 gallons (210liters) for adult.
Omnivorous, Enjoys fresh, frozen and dried foods including clams, brine shrimp, blackworms, bloodworms, sinking catfish pellets, large flake food and algae tablets. Supplement with cucumber, shelled peas and zucchini.
Young are social, adults can be territorial. Will
eat small fish.
Temperature of 71°F to 79°F (22°-26° C) , pH range:
6.0 – 7.5; dH range: 4 - 15
In large aquariums, they are gentle and energetic companions to barbs, larger cichlids, ctenopoma, gouramis, knifefish, mormyrids, larger rasboras, larger tetras. Best kept as a single specimen in a species-only or community tank with robust fish..
Good for all with consideration for its size and