Found in clear water tributories.
Aquarium Care: 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.
Rio Manapiare system in southern Venezuela.
15cm. SL (6ins)
Evers, H.-G. &
I. Seidel: Mergus,
Baensch Catfish Atlas Volume 1, 1st English edn.,