Max Growth Size:45-50 cm
Temperament:Peaceful, community fish
Preferred Water Parameters:
Temperature:22-26 degrees celsius
General Hardness:Soft – Moderate
Range: South America: Amazon River and Rio Orinoco
Reproduction: Substrate brooder, lays eggs in a mud burrow which are then guarded by the male until they hatch.
Feeding: Herbivorous and Omnivorous. Algae-eater, accepts most sinking-type foods. Additional Comments: Popular larger-growing algae-eating catfish, very hardy and also quite attractive with its large banner-like dorsal fin. The albino is an aquarium-derived strain.