This is one of the larger
members of the Loricariichthys group and
as such should be housed in the largest aquarium available
as they do need the space. Aquarium Care:
Sand substrate is a must with plants as an option.
The aquarium should not be too brightly lit. Cooler
temperatures should be catered for as they do come
from the more southerly areas of South America (see
Distribution). Diet: meaty foods
are preferred with frozen foods such as bloodworm
and brine shrimp. Reproduction: A
lip breeder. The male carries the eggs around until
they hatch after about 12 days. The fry should be
fed with protein rich foods such as Artemia nauplii.Remarks:
Probably a catfish for the more experienced Loricariid
La Plata River basin. Type locality:
Argentine, Prov. Entre Rios, Isla El Dorado, Paraná
Whiptails, Twigs, and Flounders. Amazonas Magazine.
Jan/Feb 2015. Evers, H.-G. & I.Seidel:
Mergus, Baensch Catfish Atlas Volume 1, 1st English
edn., 2005. Pp.944.
Ferraris, C.J. Jr.,2007.
Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes:
Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary
types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628.