Alongside its close relative Dianema
urostriatumthey are difficult to induce to spawn but very
easy to keep in a normal community aquarium as they
will not bother any other tankmates. As with most
catfish they will need some form of shelter such as
plants and or driftwood/pipework/stones. Diet:
Will take most aquarium fare such as good quality
flake, tablet food and frozen food such as bloodworm.
Callichthys adspersus, Decapogon
Brazil; Peru; Rio Ambiyacu.
Factsheet:no. 152, Feb. 2009. Reis, Roberto E. 1996. Dianema Cope
1872. Version 29 April 1996. The Tree of Life Web
Project. Catfish Association Great Britain: Volume
1. 1983, 138p.