The Pterygoplichthys genera have about 12-14
soft rays in the dorsal fin and can be identified
against the Hypostomus genus which has around
8 dorsal fin rays. Aquarium care:
Fine as juveniles but will get boisterous as they
get older and can get quite territorial so single
species is recomended for larger aquaria over 6ft.
(180cm) long. Diet: Will eat any
aquarium prepared foods such as flake, tablet, live
and frozen. Remarks: Still seen in
some publications as Glyptoperichthys punctatus
Yogi Pleco, Corroncho
Madeira, Purus, Jurua and Marañon River basins.
2008. Back to Nature guide to L-catfishes, Ettlingen,
Germany 208 p