Found in clear water tributories.
Sexual Differences: Mature males will develop
their lower lips to allow them to carry their eggs
(abdomino-lip brooders). The very large eggs are incubated
by the male. Aquarium Care: Prefers
a sand substrate as they like to dig. Diet:
Algae wafers, sinking tablet and frozen foods such
as bloodworm and shrimp.
Rio Manapiare system in southern Venezuela.
Evers, H.-G. &
I. Seidel: Mergus,
Baensch Catfish Atlas Volume 1, 1st English edn.,