Males have, as in this genera, bushy tentacles to
the mouth area and the females have them very small.
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. Reproduction:
Relatively easy to breed where the female will deposit
her eggs in a confined space such as pipe work. The
male will care for the eggs and fry. Etymology:
Species name (triradiatus) depicts the three
soft rays in the anal fin peculiar to this species.
Three ray bristlenose catfish
Middle and lower Orinoco River tributaries; Valencia
Lake and Los Guayos River basin; southern tributaries
of Lake Maracaibo basin. Type locality:Quebrada Cramalote, Villavicencio; Andes
east of Bogotá, upper Meta basin, Colombia.
Baensch, H.A. and R.
Riehl 1995 Aquarien
Atlas. Band 4. Mergus Verlag GmbH, Verlag für
Natur- und Heimtierkunde, Melle, Germany. 864 p. Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2007. Checklist
of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes),
and catalogue of siluriform primary types. Zootaxa