Reproduction:Scatters eggs throughout the aquarium and
are not cared for by the parents. Aquarium
Care: Said to be a bit more problematic in
the aquarium if good water quality is not adhered
to. They rest on aquatic vegetation in the aquarium
so long leaved plants are recommended. Cooler temperatures
and a strong filtration with adequate current will
fare better for this species and for this genera overall.
Diet: Will feed on flake, algae,
tablet foods and algae wafers.
South America:Paraná/Paraguay River basin. Type
locality: Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
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. Editors. 2011.
FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. www.fishbase.org,