Peaceful and with being a smaller species of Hypostomus,
although territorial, more than one species to a large
tank would be okay. Tank layout should have bogwood
and tough plants as if the plants are of a soft variety
they will eat them if not given an adequate vegetable
diet. Grows large so a spacious aquarium of 6ft (180cm)
or over would need to be catered for. As this genus
in the main are messy eaters, good water quality and
filtration would need to be adhered to. Lower water
temperatures are beneficial to this species. Diet:
Algae, and vegetable foods such as cucumber and courgette
(zucchini). Will also take frozen foods as a treat
and sinking tablet foods.
La Plata system: Uruguay basin. Type locality:
Rio Pelotas at road from Esmeralda to Anita Garibaldi,
Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
Ferraris, 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.
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