From Venezuela we could import this pretty and lively thorny catfish. The species is widespread in South America and reaches a length of about 18 cm. In behavior these diurnal catfishes resemble the Corydoras species; however, they are much more active swimmers and constantly on the move in the aquarium.
They are peaceful, sociable animals. In the beginning they can be a bit shy, but after acclimation this will disappear.
For our customers: the animals have code 255711 on our stocklist. Please note that we only supply wholesale.
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer