Specimens obtained from two rivers, primarily sandy
substrates and found in oxygenated waters (5.4-7.4
mg/l) with moderate current.; water turbidity 260-392
NTU, conductivity 543 -2,435 ?S/cm, pH 7.8-8.1, and
temperature 15.3 - 20.4°C. The species depicted
in the thumbnail images from the image contributor
were captured near Montevideo in Uruguay.
Aquarium Care: Will need a good sized aquarium
of 5ft (150cm.) or over due to their final adult size.As this genus in the main are messy eaters,
good water quality and filtration would need to be
adhered to. A lower water temperature is advised for
this species. Diet: Will eat all
manner of foods in the aquarium, vegetable, tablet,
pellet foods and good quality flake.
La Plata River basin. Type locality:
Buenos Aires [Argentina].
69.0cm. (27½ins) T.L.
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