Broad head with mouth and
lip barbels. Aquarium Care: Requires
a large aquarium witha big surface area. 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. Care:
Prefers a sand substrate as they like to dig.
Paraguay River basin, Brazil. Type locality:
Rio Cuiaba [Brazil].
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. Editors.
2011. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication.
www.fishbase.org, version (11/2018) 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, Brasil.