Similar to C.
adolfoi but adolfoi has
a thinner black back stripe and its pectoral fin spine is not serrated
as in C. duplicareus. There are instances where the body
stripe on C.duplicareus is thinner but it usually has a
higher backed body form than C.adolfoi. Aquarium
Care: A minimum sized tank of 24” x 15” X 12”
for a small shoal. Good quality aquarium sand such as BD Aquarium
Sand, or very smooth rounded gravel as the preferred substrate when
keeping these catfish. The aquarium should provide some shelter
in the form of rocks or bogwood along with some aquatic plants.
As with all other species of fish, water quality and general husbandry
is very important, and recommended is that a minimum of 25% water
is changed on a weekly to fortnightly basis. Diet:
Readily accepts a mixed and varied diet which includes granular
foods, frozen bloodworm and good quality flake to name but a few.
South America: Brazil; Rio poranga, 8 kilometres
north of the Nobua oba, prior to where it joins a small tributary
of the Upper Rio Negro.