Similar to L. ucayalensis
this genera, which is not seen very often in the hobby,
the upper lips are small and the edges slightly frayed.
Habitat: Occurs in ditches and ponds.
Reproduction: In sexually active
males the lips are transformed into large dermal lobes
which are used to hold the eggs after spawning. This
species is unique in that the males hold on to the
eggs for 11 days. 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 and Daphnia.
La Plata River basin. Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia,
Paraguay and possibly Venezuela.
Baensch, H.A. and R.
Riehl, 1995. Aquarien Atlas. Band 4. Mergus
Verlag GmbH, Verlag für Natur-und Heimtierkunde,
Melle, Germany. 864 p. Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors.
2015. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication.
www.fishbase.org, ( 11/2015 ). www.l-welse.com