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. Breeding:
This is a lip brooder where the male holds the eggs
in his lips - the male has a larger mouth for this
facility. Remarks: This genera can
sometimes be difficult to identify to species. Depending
on the catchment area there may be differences in
colouration and markings. 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.