(2) Raphael Covain (1)
Body colour black or dark
brown with whitish spots. Known to scientists from
only a few specimens. According to Boni fishermen
in Guiana, this fish lives in the deep and rocky zones
of the main riverbed. Despite its size, it is not
consumed as food by native populations since it has
a reputation for being dirty and sticky. Aquarium
care: Would need a large tank as they grow
big and are territorial. Diet: As
with all of this genera they are carnivores and would
need to be fed on frozen foods such as Artemia,
mosquito larvae, mysis and shrimp. They can also be
fed pellet and tablet foods.
Mustang Cactus Pleco
coastal drainages of French Guiana and Suriname. Type
locality: region around Paramaribo, Suriname.
2008. Back to Nature guide to L-catfishes, Ettlingen,
Germany 208 p. Mol, H.A. Jan, The Freshwater Fishes
of Suriname. BRILL, Leiden Boston, 2012. 889 p. Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors.
2017.FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication.
www.fishbase.org, ( 02/2017 ).