The Spatuloricria genera all grow to a considerable
lengthand are not the easiest Loricaria
species to keep in the home aquarium. Good water quality
and a spacious tank are a must and also the water
needs to be well oxygenated.This
is a shy species during the day and can be seen out
at night searching for food. Provide a sand substrate
due to the foraging habits of this fish. Sexual
Differences: Adult males can possess impressive
odontodes to the cheek area when in breeding condition.
Diet: A mixed diet, foods that will
find their way to the substrate including vegetables
such as lettuce, cucumber and cauliflower.
Peru:Marañon River basin.
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Mergus, Baensch Catfish Atlas Volume 1, 1st English
edn., 2005. Pp.944. Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors.
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