From southern Brazil we could import a probably new Callichthyid catfish species. The sexes can be easily differentiated on the basis the dark pattern at the head of the females. In their homeland they inhabit diverse waters types. As accessory air-breathers they can move over land if it gets necessary to reach other waters. Their high adaptability makes them to aquarium inhabitants which can be easy maintained. According to their size of probably 15cm they should not be kept in to small tanks.
(Photo F. Schäfer, Text K. Diehl)
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