Snout with a wide naked margin, evertible interopercular
odontodes hook-like; presence of long, forked tentacles
on the snout of males; numerous small, well defined
spots on body with bright orange colour. Habitat:
Their habitat consists of of small to medium-sized
forest creeks with moderate current and a sandy or
rocky bottom. Aquarium Care: As with
most of this genus it will do well in an aquarium
where it will wipe out any algae. Diet:
Feed vegetable foods such as lettuce, cucumber and
courgette (zucchini). Will eat most aquarium fare.
Reproduction: Relatively easy to
breed where the female will deposit her eggs in a
confined space such as pipe work. Remarks:
Very rarely imported, however individuals of the so-called
a fish of which the origin is unknown, are often sold
as A. temminckii. The difference between
the two species is that that A. temminckii has
a dark spot at the base of its dorsal fin, between
the first and the second ray.
Saramacca, Suriname, and Maroni River basins. Type
Mol, H.A. Jan,
The Freshwater Fishes of Suriname. BRILL, Leiden Boston,
2012. 889 p.