The species of Nannoptopoma typically occur
in streams of slow to moderate current and muddy to
sandy bottom with marginal emergent vegetation. Aquarium
Care: A small tank with water which must
be very clean and well oxygenated. Don’t house
with other loricariids that would compete for food.
Diet: Like other Nannoptopoma,
taking large amounts of vegetation. A high metabolic
rate means that they require large volumes of food
that will not pollute. Remarks: Both
the zebra pattern and intense red ring to the eye
distinguish this fish from other Nannoptopoma.
Alto Nanay, Peru.
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Baensch Catfish Atlas Volume 1, 1st English edn.,
2005. Pp.944. Aquino, A.E. and S.A. Schaefer 2010
Systematics of the genus Hypoptopoma Günther,
1868 (Siluriformes, Loricariidae). Bull. Amer. Mus.
Nat. Hist. 336:1-110. Woodward, Neil. Pier Aquatics: Robocop
catfish, Nannoptopoma sp. Robocop. Practical Fishkeeping