Synonyms Callichthys thoracatus, Hoplosternum thoracatum
Distribution Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela.
Maximum Size 15cm+ (6"+)
Water Parameters Will acclimatise to a wide range of conditions. pH: 6.0-8.0, dH: up to 25 degrees.
Compatibility Community with no small fish
Sexual Dimorphism Mature males develop a thick orange first pectoral fin ray, which is covered in tiny hairs. Mature females fuller bodied.
Feeding Catfish pellets, granules, flake and frozen foods