Similar looking to C.
this species (cf. milesi) comes from the
Andean slopes of the Orinoco near Villvicencio and
C. milesi was described from the Magdalena
basin. Aquarium Care: Will need a
good water flow in the aquarium with a sand substrate
and plenty of hiding places. Diet:
Great algae eater, but you will have to subsidise
this food with algae wafers and vegetable foods such
as cucumber, zucchini and lettuce. Will also except
tablet and worm foods. Sexual Differences:
Males have better colour, a broader head and lips
and adult males possess longer ventral fins than the
The Chaetostoma species are not the easiest
to maintain as the mountain stream species will need
a water current to provide oxygen-rich water.
South America:Venezuela, Andean slopes of the Orinoco near
2008. Back to Nature guide to L-catfishes, Ettlingen,
Germany 208 p.