African Shovelnose Catfish (Parauchenoglanis loennbergi)

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African Shovelnose Catfish

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African Shovelnose Catfish

Parauchenoglanis loennbergi

170 Litres (45 US G.)

15.2-25.4cm (6-10 ")




6.5 - 7.5

22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

5-8 years



Additional names

African Shovelnose Catfish, Dotted Catfish

Additional scientific names

Auchenoglanis guttatus, Pimelodus guttatus, Parauchenoglanis guttatus

Sexing[edit | edit source]

It is difficult to visually sex this fish, male may be larger than the female. Little is known about breeding this fish.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

Stock with equal or larger fish as this catfish will eat smaller fish.

Diet[edit | edit source]

Omnivorous and will except most foods, does well with high-protein foods. Will scavenge after lights out.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

Can be territorial towards similar species.

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