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Astroblepidae

Astroblepidae Astroblepidae = ( as tro BLEP id dee ) 

Not commonly kept as they do need very diverse conditions as they reside in the higher mountain ranges  of the  Andes in South America. There is one genus, Astroblepus, with over 50 species recognised with identification of each species quite difficult. Was once considered a sub-family of the Loricariidae as they do posses sucker mouths, but lack the body armour. Have been known to climb the faces of waterfalls in their native habitat.
 
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