The Scobinancistrus genera have an unusual
dentition. They have 3 to 4 teeth in each half of
the upper jaw and the same in the lower jaw.Similar to Scobinancistrus pariolispos
and may be a variant of this species. Aquarium
Care: Thisfish is an ideal addition
to a large 5ft. or over aquarium containing such fish
as South American cichlids, discus and angelfish,
just as long as the other occupants are not too aggressive
and can withstand the higher water temperatures, but
they will get noticeably territorial as they mature.
Sexual Diffences: The males have
a broader head and longer bristles on the pectoral
fin spines. Diet: Readily accepts
a mixed and varied diet which includes sinking foods
such as catfish pellets, frozen bloodworm and any
other good quality foods which sink to the substrate.
These catfish also have a preference to feed upon
meatier foods such as dead fish, mussels and prawns.
Rio Xingu (about 150km south of Altimira; São
Felix do Xingu).
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