In sexually active males the lips are transformed
into large dermal lobes which are used to hold the
eggs after spawning. Reproduction:
This species is unique in that the males hold on to
the eggs for 11 days. Aquarium Care:
Keep on a sandy substrate with branchwork. Reasonably
easy to keep wirh regular good husbandry. Diet:
Omnivore: Dry foods, algae wafers, Spirulina and normal
tablet foods. Frozen foods, Artemia nauplii,
glass worms and Daphnia.
Jaguaribe River basin, Brazil. Type locality:
Rio Jaguaribe at Barro Alto, Brazil.
Ferraris, C.J. Jr.,
2003. Loricariidae - Loricariinae (Armored catfishes).
p. 330-350. In R.E. Reis, S.O. Kullander and C.J.
Ferraris, Jr. (eds.) Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes
of South and Central America. Porto Alegre EDIPUCRS,
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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