Found in clear water tributories.Aquarium Care: Prefers a
sand substrate as they like to dig. 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. Diet: Algae wafers, sinking
tablet and frozen foods such as bloodworm and shrimp.
Rio Manapiare system in southern Venezuela.
Evers, H.-G. &
I. Seidel: Mergus,
Baensch Catfish Atlas Volume 1, 1st English edn.,