Wang (1) Raphael Covain
Similar to the Rineloricaria
and Pseudoloricaria genera's. The genus Metaloricaria
have a very wide lower lip.There
are only two species in this genera the other one
paucidensfrom the Morani and Oyapock rivers in French
Guiana. Aquarium Care: Not kept very
often but would be similar in their requirements as
to the Hartia genera in that they are not
the easiest species to keep as they will need clean,
oxygen rich water, a large tank and a strong current.
Diet: Dry foods, algae wafers, Spirulina
and normal tablet foods. Frozen foods, Artemia
nauplii, glass worms and Daphnia.
Suriname, Saramacca, Nickerie, and Corantijn River
basins. Type locality: Sipaliwini
River, southwestern Surinam.
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, (01/2016). www.l-welse.com