Attractive looking as juveniles
with large spots on a greenish/grey background. This
genera have long bodies and have a shark type caudal
fin shape with the lower fin lobe longer than the
top. Aquarium Care: Non territorial
and peaceful but they are messy eaters and as such
good water quality would need to be adhered to. A
large tank over 5ft (150cm) would be needed due to
the eventual adult size of this catfish. Diet:
Omnivore in the aquarium but prefers vegetable foods.
Venezuela, Orinoco drainage in the Venezuelan Llanos.
Type locality: Caracas.
Ferraris, C.J. Jr.,
2007. Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes:
Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary
types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628. Seidel, I. 2008. Back to Nature guide
to L-catfishes, Ettlingen, Germany 208 p