Known by its common name of
'The Crying whiptail' due to the two black stripes
that run on top of the head and through the eye to
the end of the snout. The dorsal has a large black
blotch which sometimes takes up the whole dorsal fin
and runs down into the body. Reproduction:
This is a lip brooder where the male holds the eggs
in his lips - the male has a larger mouth for this
facility. Aquarium Care:Soft substrate such as sand is beneficial.
As this species grows to 18cm, and if kept in a group,
a large aquarium of around 4ft (120cm) is required.
This Loricariid is not too difficult to keep. Remarks:
This genera can sometimes be difficult to identify
to species. Depending on the catchment area there
may be differences in colouration and markings. Sometimes
known as Loricaria sp. "Colombia".