They are a very variable species,
colour wise and as they they get older they can change
colour into adulthood, especially the yellowing in
the fins. Aquarium Care: Will need
a good sized aquarium of 5ft (150cm.) or over due
to their final adult size.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.
Brazil, upper Uruguay River basin. Type locality:
Rio Pelotas, Volta Grande 2, Marcelino Ramos, RS Brazil.
The Holotype is in the personal collection of M. Godoy.
Ferraris, C.J. Jr.,
2007. Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes:
Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary
types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628. Seidel, I. 2008. Back to Nature guide
to L-catfishes, Ettlingen, Germany 208 p.