Best kept in groups in a large aquarium as they will
not do well singularly. Avoid boisterous or aggressive
tankmates as this is a shy species that will hide
out during the day and appear for food at night under
darkness. Provide a dimly lit tank with floating plants.
Diet: Tubifex, Daphnia,
Cyclops. Once settled in they will take frozen
foods, flake and tablet foods.
Amazon River basin. Type locality:
Barra do Rio negro.
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2007. Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes:
Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary
types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628. Froese, R. and D. Pauly.
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