Habitat: South America: central Brazil and Bolivia
Aquarium Size: 20 gallons, keep them in schools
Ideal Tank Conditions:
pH 6 - 8
Temperature : 70°F - 77°F
Water Hardness : 2° to 25°
Temperament: Peaceful small schooling catfish
Diet/Nutrition: Feed on small crustaceans, worms and plant matter in the wild. They will go after sinking algae wafers, shrimp pellets, a good flake food or micro pellet food. Make sure they are getting enough to eat if they are being kept with more aggressive eaters like tetras.
Breeding: Non guarder, brood hider. They will not tend the eggs.
Gender: When looking at them from the top of the tank, females will be thicker, wider.