Similar to O.
hoppei but 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. Reproduction:
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.
South America:Upper Amazon River basin. Type locality:
Rio Morona, Upper Amazon basin, Peru.
H.-G. & I.Seidel: Mergus, Baensch Catfish
Atlas Volume 1, 1st English edn., 2005. Pp.944. Ferraris, C.J. Jr.,
2007. Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes:
Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary types.