The first specimen was collected
in Peru by Norwegian aquarist Erland D. Bertelsen
and the second two was collected in the Madre De Dios
region in Peru by myself (Allan James) where they
were abundant. Aquarium Care: Peaceful
towards conspecifics but territorial with its own
kind. Provide a moderate sized aquarium with hiding
places such as bogwood, rockwork and plants. A good
water flow is recommended with good aeration and filtration.
Diet: Live, frozen and flake foods.
Ucayali, Mamoré/Madeira and Paraguay River
basins. Type locality: Todos Santos,
Rio Chapare, Bolivia.
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