An aquarium with hiding places such as bogwood, rockwork,
plants and a sand substrate. A good water flow is
recommended with good aeration and filtration. Can
be housed with small species such as tetras as their
small size does not present a hazard but may eat small
fry from other species. Diet: Small
live, frozen and flake foods.
Orinoco and Ucayali River basins. Type locality:
Venezuela: Rio Tucuragua, near Caicara, Bolívar.
Ferraris, C.J. Jr.,
2007. Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes:
Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary
types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628.