The Hypostomus genus
has 7 soft rays to the dorsal fin whereas the similar
looking Pterygoplichthys species have 10 soft
dorsal fin rays. Aquarium Care: As
with most of this genus, will do well in a larger
aquarium of 120cm (4ft) or over with the aquarium
well filtered. Water parameters can be quite diverse
for this genera. Peaceful species that will dig up
plants with their constant burrowing in the substrate
so better to put plants in pots. Diet:
Omnivore with a liking for green, tablet and frozen
Coastal drainages of southeastern Brazil. Type
locality: Rio-Janéiro, Brazil.
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2007. Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes:
Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary
types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628. Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors.
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