Has a reticulated pattern
to head which differentiates it from S.
The work carried out by Covain et.al. 2015 confines
the Sturisoma genera to west of the Andes
(trans-Andean), and the Sturisomatichthys
genera restricted to the east of the Andes (cis-Andean).
Reproduction: See article here for
S. leightoni spawning. Aquarium
Care: Peaceful species which likes a spacious
aquarium with clean, soft and slightly acidic water.
Sexual Differences: The males develop
pronounced tufts of odontodes on either side of the
head and the first dorsal ray and the upper and lower
caudal fin rays are elongated. Diet:
Spinach, peas, algae disks, tablet foods and sunken
Paul E; Keeping
and Breeding Sturisomatichthys leightoni, the
Dwarf Royal Farlowella.