species is monotypic (only member of this genus) and
is endemic to the Amazon river basin in Peru and Brazil.
Aquarium Care: A well planted tank
a fine grained substrate with a few hiding places.
Diet: live, frozen, flake and tablet
foods. Not a fussy eater. Remarks:
known to bite fins and scales of other fish in the
aquarium (Richard Kik IV).
South America:Amazon river basin. Type locality:
Borba, Rio Madeira, Brazil.
13.0cm T.L. (5ins)
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