Species name (triradiatus)
depicts the three soft rays in the anal fin peculiar
to this species. 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.
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