Aquarium Care: Will need a good water flow
in the aquarium with a sand substrate and plenty of
hiding places. The Chaetostoma species are
not the easiest to maintain as the mountain stream
species will need a water current to provide oxygen-rich
water. 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 females.
South America:San Juan River basin in Venezuela. Type
locality: Río Caripe, Caripito, Venezuela.
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2007. Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes:
Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary
types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628. Fisch-Muller, S., 2003. Loricariidae-Ancistrinae
(Armored catfishes). p. 373-400. In R.E. Reis, S.O.
Kullander and C.J. Ferraris, Jr. (eds.) Checklist
of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central America.
Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS, Brasil. Froese, R. and D. Pauly.
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