A species that is not seen
very often in the hobby. The Hypostomus genus
has 7 rays to the dorsal fin whereas the similar looking
Pterygoplichthys species have 10 dorsal fin
rays. Aquarium Care: As with most
of this genus, will do well in a larger aquarium of
150cm (5ft) 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 foods.
2008. Back to Nature guide to L-catfishes, Ettlingen,
Germany 208 p.