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.
Brazil, Pará, Rio Tapajós (Pimental-Itaituba).
2008. Back to Nature guide to L-catfishes, Ettlingen,
Germany 208 p.