Misidentified in some literature
and confused with the more common species of E.
has a black band to the upper caudal fin lobe. Given
its common name of Sleeping catfish due to its habit
of lying on its side on the substrate or in plants.
Aquarium Care: Inactive during the
day so would need feeding at night but as aquarists
know this family will find food that has been left
during daytime feedings. Reproduction:
This species spawns in July and August in the period
of maximal annual flooding. Sexual Differences:The males have elongated ventral fins and
the dorsal becomes long and curved. Diet:
Not a fussy eater. Mosquito larvae, artemia, flakefood,
tablet and pellet foods. Inactive during the day so
would need feeding at night but as aquarists know
this family will find food that has been left during
catfish, Sleeping catfish
South America:upper Madeira River basin Bolivia. Type
locality: San Joaquin [Bolivia].
Froese, R. and D. Pauly.
Editors. 2016. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic
publication. www.fishbase.org, ( 10/2016 ). Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2007. Checklist
of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes),
and catalogue of siluriform primary types. Zootaxa
1418:1-628. Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2003. Auchenipteridae
(Driftwood catfishes). p. 470-482. 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.