Will need a good water flow in the aquarium with a
sand substrate and plenty of hiding places. Diet:
Great algae eater, but you will have to subsidise
this food with algae wafers and vegetable foods such
as cucumber, zucchini and lettuce. Will also except
tablet and worm foods. Remarks: The
Chaetostoma species are not the easiest to
maintain as the mountain stream species will need
a water current to provide oxygen-rich water. Sexual
differences: Males have better colour, a
broader head and lips and adult males possess longer
ventral fins than the females.
South America: Magdalena
and Cimitarra River basins in Colombia. Type
locality: Rio Volcán near its junction
to Rio San Bartolomé (tributary to Rio Magdalena
on the left side, between Rios Nare and Ité)
municipio of Remedios, department of Antióquia,
Republic of Colombia. Altitude approximately 600 m.
2003. Loricariidae-Ancistrinae (Armored catfishes).
p. 373-400. 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
1418:1-628. Froese, R. and D. Pauly.
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publication. www.fishbase.org, ( 04/2019 )