Temperament: Fairly peaceful when young, but can be territorial and rough with other Plecos as adults but serious injuries are quite rare
Diet & Nutrition: An omnivore which should accept both veggies and meatier foods...tablet food, vegetarian foods, wood and insect larvae
Breeding & Spawning:Cave breeders with broods varying between 50 to 120 eggs. The eggs take a long time to develop and hatch (9-10 days). The fry are well developed and are almost without yolk sac. The fry are very fast growing.
Gender: Mature males have substantial odontodes both on the thick pectoral ray and the posterior part of the body. The male also have a broader head than the female.