The differences between the Panaqolus and
the Panaque genera is that the latter has
an oval shaped mouth and the jaws have very large
spatulate teeth with a single cusp, arranged in a
v form and Panaqolus have a small number
of spatulate teeth and are also a smaller genus. Aquarium
Care: Peaceful in the aquarium but not suitable
for planted tanks as they are plant eaters. Diet:
All Panaque (Panaqolus) are wood
eaters so would need this in an aquarium set-up. Feed
also vegetable foods such as cucumber and courgette
(zucchini) and sinking tablets. Sexual Differences:
Males posses a broad head and odontodes on the posterior
part of the body, behind the gill covers and on the
pectoral spines. The latter two are a lot shorter
in the females.
Chaetostomus dentex, Panaque
Napo, Pastaza and Marañon River basins, Ecuador
and Peru. Type locality: Peru, Departamento
Loreto, Xeberos (or Jeberos), upper Río Aipena
system, tributary to Río Huallaga near its
confluence with Río Marañon, approx.
Ferraris, C.J. Jr.,
2007. Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes:
Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary
types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628. Seidel, I.
2008. Back to Nature guide to L-catfishes, Ettlingen,
Germany 208 p.