Dorsal and caudal fins mostly spotted or with bands;
darkspots present on posterior part of caudal peduncle;
lower caudal lobe with dark spots or banded with at
most a few indistinct spots. Aquarium Care:
One of the smaller species of Hypostomus
so can be housed in smaller community tanks that the
larger species in this genera would not tolerate.
Diet: Wood eaters so would need soft wood
in the aquarium. Food tablets, pellets and vegeatable
foods are also taken along with insect larvae. Remarks:
The adult size of 12cm is probably not the maximum
size as this seems a bit small for a member of this
Upper and middle Suriname River basin. Type
locality: Surinam River, near Brokopondo,
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