Snout with a wide naked margin, evertible interopercular
odontodes hook-like; presence of long, forked tentacles
on the snout of males; numerous small, well defined
spots on body with bright orange colour. Habitat:
Their habitat consists of of small to medium-sized
forest creeks with moderate current and a sandy or
rocky bottom. Aquarium Care: As with
most of this genus it will do well in an aquarium
where it will wipe out any algae. Diet:
Feed vegetable foods such as lettuce, cucumber and
courgette (zucchini). Will eat most aquarium fare.
Breeding: Relatively easy to breed
where the female will deposit her eggs in a confined
space such as pipe work.
Saramacca, Suriname, and Maroni River basins. Type
Mol, H.A. Jan,
The Freshwater Fishes of Suriname. BRILL, Leiden Boston,
2012. 889 p.