Temperature of 68°F to 79°F (20°-26°
C) , pH range: 6.5 – 7.5; dH range: 2 - 12
So long as they are kept in heavily planted tanks
of clean, cooler flowing tropical freshwater these fish can be
kept rather well. They are calm, peaceful, and keep to their own
species generally—they should be kept in groups whenever possible.
They do prefer the cooler end of the tropical temperature range,
being from south east Brazil rather than the warmer north western
rivers. Keep up on your water changes and protect them from drastic
changes in pH or temperature slightly more than you would with
most fish. They may cause some damage to plants as well. .
Good with other peaceful species. Sociable in groups
of other Parotocinclus maculicauda.
Suitable for novice aquarists that can keep their
tank clean and stable.