The Hypostomus genus
has 7 soft rays to the dorsal fin whereas the similar
looking Pterygoplichthys species have 10 soft
dorsal fin rays. 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
as it is from the south of the South American continent.Diet: Will eat all manner
of foods in the aquarium, vegetable, tablet, pellet
foods and a good quality flake food.
Uruguay, Uruguay River basin. Type locality:
Río Uruguay at Paysandú, Uruguay.
Ferraris, C.J. Jr.,
2007. Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes:
Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary
types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628. Weber, C., 2003. Loricariidae - Hypostominae
(Armored catfishes). p. 351-372. In R.E. Reis, S.O.
Kullander and C.J. Ferraris, Jr. (eds.) Checklist
of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central America.
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