britskii has a 15 dorsal ray count compared toB.splendens(12) andB.multiradiatus
(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