Not often seen in the hobby.
This is one of three species in this genera the other
two being Rhynchodoras castilloi and R.
xingui. Aquarium Care: As with
most Rhynchodoras and its close relatives,
Rhinodoras and Ospodoras they will
need plenty of hiding places with driftwood, ceramic
pots and pipes being the norm. A good water flow is
also suggested for this species. Diet:
They will need feeding in the dusk hours as they will
probably not appear much during the day unless you
have dim lighting in the tank. Feed all the usual
aquarium foods such as tablet, pellet, flake and frozen
foods such as bloodworm, and live foods such as small
earthworms and whiteworm.
Pastaza River basin in Marañon River drainage,
Ecuador. Type Locality: Eastern Ecuador,
Moreta Bobonaza, between Sarayacu and Montalvo. Río
Bobonaza, a tributary of Río Pastaza, itself
a tributary of Río Marañon in Peru.
Froese, R. and D. Pauly.
Editors. 2011. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic
publication. www.fishbase.org, version. Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2007. Checklist
of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes),
and catalogue of siluriform primary types. Zootaxa