Prefers a sand substrate as they like to dig. Diet:
algae wafers, sinking tablet and frozen foods such
as bloodworm and shrimp. Sexing:
Mature males will develop their lower lips to allow
them to carry their eggs (abdomino-lip brooders).
The very large eggs are incubated by the male.
: San Miquel River basin, Western Amazon River drainage,
Ecuador.. Type locality: Ecuador,
Prov. Napo, Río Conejo, a tributary of Río
San Miguel, vicinity of Santa Cecilia, 0º06'N,
76º51'W, upper Río Amazonas system.
30cm. SL (12ins)
Ferraris, C.J. Jr.,
2007. Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes:
Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary
types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628.