This species belongs to the family of Armored catfish, Callichthyidae or Kalligrafie This family is included in the squad SOMO-shaped (Siluriformes). Members of the family — small fish that live in the waters of southern
The distinguishing characteristic of this family of two rows careerealism bone plates on the sides of the body. Records act as a kind of carapace – which is a good kind of protection from enemies, predators.
Around small mouth armored catfishes placed three pairs of small antennae. Do aquarium catfish swimming bladder is arranged difficult, it also fulfils partly the function of the lungs. Because of this fish from time to time rise in the aquarium to the water surface and take a breath.
Aquarium fish catfish
Homeland — South America (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay). Continue reading