Description:Rineloricaria tropeira is distinguished
from other species of the genus by the waist bare
shoulder and the abdomen partially covered by boards,
preanal plate preceded by a set of series irregular
plates not reaching the height of insertion the last
branched pectoral fin ray. In addition to the following
combination helps to differentiate it from the other
species: the tip of the snout with a bare area oval
not extending to the rear, and head crests dorsal
crests inconspicuous and pectoral fins reaching the
first third of the pelvis. Rineloricaria tropeira
anterior abdomen without plates, but presents the
peduncle longer (51.9 -57.4% versus -53.1 44.1% CP)
and not small plates in the girdle that can occur
in R. misionera. Aquarium Care:
As with all Rineloricaria provide long leaved
plants or bamboo stalks for them to hang on to. Diet:
Omnivore. Vegetable food such as cucumber and other
various foods such as tablet, flake and frozen.
More information in the referenced paper (Ghazzi,
Tributaries of the Rio Pelotas and Rio Canoas of the
upper Rio Uruguay basin in Southern Brazil.
2008. Nine new species of the genus Rineloricaria
(Siluriformes, Loricariidae) from Uruguay River, southern
Brazil. Iheringia, Ser. Zool. 98(1):100-122. Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors.
2011. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication.