The common name of the "Pennant-tailed
suckermouth" pertains to the shape of the males
caudal fin while the females are forked. Habitat:
Found in upper catchments in fast flows of rocky habitats.
Typically in the fastest and often shallowest riffles.
A few populations in Mpumalanga are known from low-veld
sections of the Sabie and Incomati Rivers.
Aquarium Care: Good oxygenated water from
a power filter. Sand or gravel substrate with smooth
rocks or pebbles. Their dorsal and pectoral fins are
sharp and can cause wounds if not handled carefully.
Sexual Differences: Usually in the
form of a different shaped caudal fin. Diet:
Mouth and dentition suggest that it is a bottom feeder
and algal grazer. In the aquarium feed algae, fly
larvae foods, bloodworm, and flake food.
Endemic to the escarpment streams of the Pongolo and
Incomati River systems. Type locality:
Upper Pivaan River (Pongola River system), altitude
4600 ft. (30º28'E, 27º30'S), Natal.
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