Placed in the Hypostoumus
cochliodon species group which have a shorter
body and more high backed than other members of the
Hypostomus. They have a small number of spatulate
teeth with a single cusp with the jaws arranged in
a V shape. Aquarium Care: A fairly
peaceful species which will give out a lot of waste
in the aquarium so frequent water changes are a must.
Fairly easy to keep in a larger tank over 4ft (120cm).
Diet: As a Cochliodon (which
is now a synonym) they are wood eaters so would need
soft wood in the aquarium. Food tablets, pellets and
vegetable foods are also taken along with insect larvae.
This species was photographed in an exporters premises
in Barcelos, Rio Negro by the image contributor.
Location of Hypostomus ericius J.W.Armbruster,
2003. Ríos Marañon, Itaya,
and Nanay of the Upper Río Amazonas drainage