First discovered in the Rio
Orituco in 1997 by German aquarist Kai Arendt. Description:
The differences between this species and other Loricaria,
apart from the markings, is the row of odontodes along
the body which in other species is not as well prounounced.
substrate such as sand is beneficial. If kept in a
group, a large aquarium of around 4ft (120cm) is required.
This Loricariid is said to be difficult to keep in
the aquarium but transport problems may be the reason
for loses. Remarks:
Also found in the Rio Portuguesa drainage in Venezuela
Venezuela, Guarico, Rio Orituco at Calabozo.