Hypostomus genus has 7 soft rays to the dorsal
fin whereas the similar looking Pterygoplichthys
species have 10 soft dorsal fin rays. Aquarium
Care: One of the smallest in this genera
and would make a good aquarium habitant in a large
aquarium. As this genus in the main are messy eaters,
good water quality and filtration would need to be
adhered to. A lower water temperature is advised for
this species. Diet: Will eat all
manner of foods in the aquarium, vegetable, tablet,
pellet foods and good quality flake. Remarks:
Redescribed by Reis et al. (1990: 733).
Uruguay River basin and Laguna dos Patos drainage,
Brazil. Type locality: from the Jacuhy,
Rio Grande do Sul.
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