Occurs in ditches and ponds. Similar to L. platymetopon
and L. ucayalensis. Description:
In this genera, which is not seen very often in the
hobby, the upper lips are small and the edges slightly
frayed. Reproduction: In sexually
active males the lips are transformed into large dermal
lobes which are used to hold the eggs after spawning.
Aquarium Care: Keep on a sandy substrate
with branchwork. Reasonably easy to keep wirh regular
good husbandry. Diet: Omnivore: Dry
foods, algae wafers, Spirulina and normal tablet foods.
Frozen foods, Artemia nauplii, glass worms
Rivers of Suriname. (with the locality stated as Surinam,
District Suriname, ditches at Cultuurtuin at Paramaribo
Ferraris, C.J. Jr.,
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.
2015. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication.
www.fishbase.org, ( 10/2015 ). www.l-welse.com