Not seen in the hobby as exports
from the Guyana area are rarely heard of. If purchased
from your LFS as T. decaradiatus it is more
likely to be T.
see the differences in both species our factsheet
will explain more about the shape of the humeral process
and the eye position. Aquarium Care:
Keeping both species is not too much of a problem
as long as the water is kept clean and not too alkaline
with a p.H.of between 6.5 and 7.0. They do like a
planted aquarium where they like to hide out during
the day. Diet: In the aquarium a
good mixture of dry food such as flake and tablet.
Worm food such as bloodworm, whiteworm and grindal.
South America:Rupununi River, Guyana. Type locality:
Karanambo area, Rupununi, British Guiana.
Ferraris, C.J. Jr.,
2007. Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes:
Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary
types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628. ScotCat
67. Jan. 2002.