Small, peaceful schooling fish that you can keep together
with small characins and dwarfcichlids. The aquarium
should be planted densely and the like a strong filter.
A part of the substrate should be sandy, because they like to
search after food in it and their tender barbels are easily
damaged. A regular changing of the water is necessary.
You should feed them small live food. Dry food is
accepted as well.
Breeding is very difficult. The water should be acid
(Ph 6) en very soft (Gh 0-1). After a changing of the
water with 75 %, the eggs are laid and fertilized between
fine leaved plants. After spawning it is recommendable
to remove the eggs to another tank. When the young
fishes are swimming free you can raise them with vinegar-eels and some days later with baby brine shrimp.