Very peaceful species which will do well in a quite
community tank where the tank mates are non-aggressive.
Provide a sand substrate for them to bury themselves
and a planted dark area to make them feel more secure
in their surroundings. Better to feed at lights out
or in a dimly lit tank so they can get their share
of any foodstuffs. Diet: Live and
frozen foods such as mosquito larvae, tubifex and
small crustacea. Tablet foods and sunken flake that
lies on the bottom is also taken.
Essequibo River basin, Guyana. Type locality:
Erukin, British Guiana.
2003. Aspredinidae (Banjo catfishes). p. 261-267.
In R.E. Reis, S.O. Kullander and C.J. Ferraris, Jr.
(eds.) Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of South
and Central America. Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS, Brasil. Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors.
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