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Chaetostoma lineopunctatum Eigenmann & Allen, 1942

Image contributors to this species:

Haakon Haagensen (3)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus   

Other Sources:

Fishbase  Search Google  All Catfish Species Inventory 

Relevant Information:

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. Remarks: The Chaetostoma species are not the easiest to maintain as the mountain stream species will need a water current to provide oxygen-rich water. The species that are exported usually originate from warmer waters so are a bit easier to keep than the mountain stream variety. Sexual differences: Males have better colour, a broader head and lips and adult males possess longer ventral fins than the females.

Common Name:

L276, Bloodfin Bulldog Pleco


Chaetostoma lineopunctata




Peru: Aguaytia, Pachitea and Pisqui River basins in the Ucayali River drainage.


10.0cm. (4ins)


23-28°c (73-83°f.)




Seidel, I. 2008. Back to Nature guide to L-catfishes, Ettlingen, Germany 208 p
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2011. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. www.fishbase.org, version



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