britskii has a 15 dorsal ray count compared toB.
(17) and it has its head covered ventrally
by a large shield which is unique to this family. Its snout is
also shorter than B.multiradiatus. Aquarium Care:
An ideal addition to an aquarium containing fish such as South
American dwarf cichlids, tetras and small barbs, just as long
as the other occupants are not too aggressive. Diet:
Readily accepts a mixed and varied diet which includes sinking
foods such as catfish pellets, tablets and frozen bloodworm. These
catfish benefit from the addition of some meatier foods in their
diet such small or chopped earthworms.
Paraguay (upper Rio