(2) Raphael Covain (1)
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. Colouration: Body colour
black or dark brown with whitish spots. Known to scientists
from only a few specimens. 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 ).