Similar to O.
macrospilusbut there is a difference in the caudal peduncle
pattern. O. hoppei has a small caudal spot
which does not run into the caudal fin and has only
one crossbar to this pattern wheras O. macrospilus
has two. Aquarium care: This is a
small group of Loricariids which do well in aquariaand will keep the algae down without harming
the plants in the tank.Best to keep in a
group with more males for breeding purposes. Breeding:
The females will lay eggs on the plants and tank glass
after the females have been chased around the tank
by the male. Like Corydoras they present
a t-position breeding mode. Diet: Omnivore:
algae, tablet foods, flake and small frozen foods.
Brazil, State of Pará, Belém,
State of Rondônia, Madeira basin; Peru,
Ucayali drainage. Type locality:
Belém, Pará, Brasil-Norte.
C.J. Jr., 2007.
Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes:
Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary types.
Zootaxa 1418:1-628. Evers, H.-G. & I.Seidel: Mergus,
Baensch Catfish Atlas Volume 1, 1st English edn., 2005.