The Dekeyseria genera possess broad and flattened
heads. Both sexes have odontodes to the pectoral and
caudal spines with the males being somewhat longer.
Some authors (Seidel 2008) place the Dekeyseria
genus as Zonancistrus and state these species
as being in the Dekeyseria brachyura group.
Aquarium Care: Whatever their true
placing's they are relatively easy to keep in the
aquarium. If you keep them in soft acid water they
will sport their natural colours.
Diet: Omnivorous, veg, tablet and fine frozen
Brazil, mainly Solimões River basin and also
in the middle and lower Amazon River basin.
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. Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors.
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www.fishbase.org, ( 08/2021 ). Seidel, I.
2008. Back to Nature guide to L-catfishes, Ettlingen,
Germany 208 p.