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.
Suriname River basin. Type locality:
Suriname River near Brokopondo, Suriname.
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