Often sold in your LFS as T.
but this species is not seen often in the hobby as
exports from the Guyana area are rarely heard of.
To see the differences
in both species our factsheet
will explain more about the shape of the humeral process
and the eye position. Aquarium Care:
Keeping both species is not too much of a problem
as long as the water is kept clean and not too alkaline
with a p.H.of between 6.5 and 7.0. They do like a
planted aquarium where they like to hide out during
the day. Diet: In the aquarium a
good mixture of dry food such as flake and tablet.
Worm food such as bloodworm, whiteworm and grindal.
River basin in upper Amazon River drainage. Type
locality: Río Mamón, a tributary
of Río Nanay, approximately 25 km west of Iquitos,
3º42'S, 73º16'W, Peru.
67. Jan.2002. Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2007. Checklist
of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes),
and catalogue of siluriform primary types. Zootaxa
1418:1-628. Baensch, H.A. and R.
Riehl 1991 Aquarien
atlas. Bd. 3. Melle: Mergus, Verlag für Natur-
und Heimtierkunde, Germany. 1104 p. Sandford, Mike; CAGB Magazine
41 1984 : Trachelyichthys - two of a kind Greenfield, D.W. & Glodek, G.S.1977:Trachelyichthys exilis, a
new Species of Catfish from Peru.