Rolando & Jessica
Garcia (1) Jim
Reilly (1) Chris Ralph (1)
Allan James (1) Karsten Schönherr
Commonly occurs in creeks as well as in rivers. Found
in very shady and deep zones of rivers where the current
is slow, the bottom is shady and the gravel is covered
with plant debris. During the day, it lies hidden
under branches or rocks. Aquarium Care:
Predatory in the aquarium towards fish that are smaller.
Provide plenty of hiding places to hide during the
day and best kept in a small group of 2-3. Very secretive
in its surroundings. Diet: In its
natural habitat it goes stalk-hunting, swallowing
prey within its range. Starts feeding on micro-crustaceans
and aquatic insect larvae, then shifts it diet to
fishes of notable size. No problem in the aquarium
with eating all types of aquarium fare, flake, tablets,
pellets, live and frozen foods.
Amazon River basin, Guyana and French Guiana.
Baensch, H.A. and R.
Riehl, 1985. Aquarien atlas. Band 2. Mergus,
Verlag für Natur-und Heimtierkunde GmbH, Melle,
Germany. 1216 p. Froese, R. and D. Pauly.
Editors. 2011. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic
publication. www.fishbase.org, version.