in rivers and creeks between 20 and 1160 m elevation
in currents of low to moderate velocity, with stony
bottoms and substrata of sand and mud. Aquarium
Care: In the aquarium you should treat this
species as you would any "Pim" and house
them with tank mates that are the same size or larger
and who occupy a different layer of the tank be it
mid water or top. Provide plenty of hiding places
if you intend to keep more than one individual. Diet:
Feeds mainly on aquatic insects, seeds and small fish.
River basins in Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Type
locality: Lake of Nicaragua.
26.0cm. TL (10¼ins)
Froese, R. and D. Pauly.
Editors. 2021. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic
publication. www.fishbase.org, version (05/2021). Bockmann, F.A. and G.M. Guazzelli,
2003. Heptapteridae (Heptapterids). p. 406-431. 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. Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2007. Checklist
of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes),
and catalogue of siluriform primary types. Zootaxa