This species has more of a
slender body than any other member of this genera
and the ventral fins are very large. They posses a
reticulated design on the head and pectoral fins.
Sexual Differences: 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 and the fry are black
in colour. Aquarium Care: Prefers
a sand substrate as they like to dig. Diet:
algae wafers, sinking tablet and frozen foods such
as bloodworm and shrimp.
12.0cm. SL (4¾ins)
Evers, H.-G. &
I. Seidel: Mergus,
Baensch Catfish Atlas Volume 1, 1st English edn.,