Placed in the Hypostoumus
cochliodon species group which have a shorter
body and more high backed than other members of the
Hypostomus. They have a small number of spatulate
teeth with a single cusp with the jaws arranged in
a V shape. Aquarium Care: A fairly
peacfull species which will give out a lot of waste
in the aquarium so frequent water changes are a must.
Fairly easy to keep in a larger tank over 4ft (120cm).
Diet: Wood eaters so would need soft
wood in the aquarium. Food tablets, pellets and vegetable
foods are also taken along with insect larvae. Remarks:
Listed in the Aqualog all L-Numbers publication supplement
of October 1997 as LDA038 from Venezuela and also
February 1998 as LDA042 captioned under Cochliodon
sp. 'Mimikri' with no capture locality. There are
light and dark colour varients of this species.
Cochliodon is now regarded as a synonym of Hypostomus.
Orinoco River basin and Tuy River and Valencia Lake
basins of Venezuela. Type locality:
Quebrada Cramalote, Villavicencio, Colombia.
all L-Numbers. A.C.S. Glaser Germany. 100 p. Seidel, I.
2008. Back to Nature guide to L-catfishes, Ettlingen,
Germany 208 p.