Blundell (5) Allan James (1)
Chris Ralph (4) Yann Fulliquet
(1) Dimitris Lysikatos (1) Haakon
The body shape of Scobiancistrus aureatus
is described as being elongate and flattened and the
body is completely covered with small spines. The
mouth is described as being inferior with lips forming
a disc-like shape and the teeth are arranged in rows.
The eyes have a peg-shaped iris lobe which is typical
of most species of Loricariid. The adipose fin consists
of a spiny projection which supports a membrane. S.aureatus
has distinctive nasal flutes. Aquarium Care:
Scobiancistrus aureatus is an ideal addition
to an aquarium containing such fish as South American
cichlids, discus and angelfish, just as long as the
other occupants are not too aggressive and can withstand
the higher water temperatures. They will get territorial
as they mature. Sexual Diffences:
The males tend to be more slender and larger than
the females. The males tend to develop bristles around
the cheeks and head, with larger spines or odontodes
being present along the leading edge of the pectoral
fin ray. Diet: Readily accepts a
mixed and varied diet which includes sinking foods
such as catfish pellets, frozen bloodworm and any
other good quality foods which sink to the substrate.
These catfish also have a preference to feed upon
meatier foods such as dead fish, mussels and prawns.
Goldie Pleco, Sunshine Pleco,
the Rio Xingu and Para in Brazil. The type locality
for Scobiancistrus aureatus is documented
as being the Ihla da Fazenda.