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Sturisoma aureum
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Family: L oricariidae
Species: Sturisoma aureum
Common Name: Giant Whiptail, Golden Whiptail
Size: Up to 9 inches (23 cm)
Habitat: SOUTH AMERICA: Magdalena, San Jorge and Cesar River basins of Colombia.
Diet: Herbivore, eats at night.
Behavior: Peaceful.
Water: 72 - 79°F (22 26°C) pH range: 6.5 7.8; dH range: 2 - 25
Care: Intermediate to Difficult.
Communities: Good with other peaceful species.
Suitability: Good for seasoned aquarists.

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