This is a small group of Loricariids which do well
in aquariaand will keep the algae down without
harming the plants in the tank.Best to keep
in a group with more males for breeding purposes.
Breeding: the females will lay eggs
on the plants and tank glass after the females have
been chased around the tank by the male. Like Corydoras
they present a t-position breeding mode. Diet:
Omnivore: algae, tablet foods, flake and
small frozen foods. Remarks:Quite similar looking to O.
South America:Upper Madeira and lower Amazon River basins.
In Suriname known from Upper Marrowijne (Maroni),
Suriname and Corantijn rivers. Type locality:
Boca Chapare, Río Chimore, Río Mamoré
C.J. Jr., 2007.
Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes:
Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary types.
Zootaxa 1418:1-628. Mol, H.A. Jan, The Freshwater Fishes
of Suriname. BRILL, Leiden Boston, 2012. 889 p.