SOUTH AMERICA: Amazon and Lower Parana River basins.
Min Tank Size:
20 gallon, with broad-leaf plants.
Herbivorous, eating algae in the tank, but diet
can be supplemented with sinking algae flakes and zucchini.
Peaceful, but social enjoying the company of other
Temperature of 68 to 79°F (20-26°C), pH 6.0 to 7.8;
dH range: 2 to 25.
Easy with a frequent water, however due to the capture
process in the wild, there can be high mortality rates when first
purchased. If they last through quarantine, then they should be
easy to care for. Be careful not to scrape all the algae off the
tank walls, so they may feed.