contributors to this species:
||The main differences between
the close species of Tatia and Centromochlus is
the slender body, long pungent pectoral spines and the distinct
caudal peduncle of the latter. This species appears distributed
throughout the Rumununi and has recently been collected near Manaus.
It is unlikely to be threatened by fishing due to its nocturnal
activity cycle, and there are no other threats apparent. Aquarium
Care: As of the Tatia species you can give them
small pipes, and they do seem to like to hide in the crevices of
bogwood as well. They appear to be happier if this small species
can jam themselves in with the use of their pectoral fins. Community
tanks are fine for this species but don't expect to see them too
often. Diet: In its native habitat they feed on
small invertebrates and crustaceans and in the aquarium they will
eat anything given such as frozen bloodworm inserted in to their
hideaway, catfish tablets, white worm (sparingly) and prawns and
shrimp. They do like their food and you can see them shooting out
of their hideouts and swimming in a frenzied manner to try and take
all for themselves, especially when you feed them their favourite
food, frozen bloodworm.
America: Rupununi River basin, Guyana.
Type locality: Karanambo, Rupununi,
1989 An atlas of freshwater and marine catfishes. A preliminary
survey of the Siluriformes. T.F.H. Publications, Inc., Neptune City,
New Jersey (USA). 784 p.
Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2007. Checklist of catfishes,
recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes), and catalogue of
siluriform primary types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628.
The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. http://www.iucnredlist.org/apps/redlist/details/167780/0.
ScotCat Factsheet no. 48. June 2000.