Provide a soft substrate such as sand as this will
be better as sharp gravel can be detrimental to the
fishes barbels and its health. Provide caves or pipework
so they can hide up during the day. Diet:
As they can be very nocturnal they can be best fed
at lights out with tablet foods and frozen foods such
as bloodworms. If left to their own devices they will
actively seek out food remains during the night.
Upper Amazon River basin. Type locality:
Eastern Ecuador, Río Bobonaza between Montalvo
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