This of course is a predator which needs plenty of
hiding places such as pipes and caves, as they like
to hide during the day. The tank should be moderately
lit with floating plants to keep the light down. A
gravel substrate is recommended. Generally the genus
Cephalosilurus is considered as very territorial,
this particularly applies to the intra species aggressiveness.
This is one of the smallest members of this genus
so will not be so problematic to keep with other species.
Diet: Will only eat live foods when
first introduced to the aquarium but can be weaned
off this and fed with shrimps, worms, thawed out smelt,
fillets of fish and tablet foods. Remarks:
The species depicted was collected by the image contributor
in the Potaro River, Guyana and occurred over sand
and gravel partially covered with mud, leaves and
Tukeit, Guyana. Type locality: Tukeit,
2003. Pseudopimelodidae (Bumblebee catfishes, dwarf
marbled catfishes). p. 401-405. In R.E. Reis, S.O.
Kullander and C.J. Ferraris, Jr. (eds.) Checklist
of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central America.
Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS, Brasil. Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors.
2017. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication.
www.fishbase.org, ( 10/20/17 ).