Care Level : Easy
Size : Up to .75 inches (2 cm)
Water Parameters : pH 6 - 8 | Temperature : 25°C - 27°C | Water Hardness : 2° to 25° dH
Lifespan : 2 to 3 years
Origin / Habitat : South America: Upper Orinoco River basin
Temperament / Behavior : Peaceful small schooling catfish
Breeding : Non guarder, brood hider. In captivity, deposits eggs in plants near the substrate, particularly on the underside of the leaves (rarely placed on top). Spawning male protects the female from other males attempting to spawn with her. (ref:fishbase)
Aquarium Size : 38 liters, keep them in schools
Tank Mates : Similar sized fish, peaceful species.
Diet / Foods : They feed on small crustaceans, worms and plant matter in the wild. They will eat smaller flakes, micro pellets (new life spectrum micro pellets are really good)
Tank Region : bottom region, among the plants and in caves
Gender : When looking at them top-down, females will be thicker or wider.