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General Body Form:
Conical shaped body, scaleless tough skin, tiny spines except on the round snout and lower beginning of the tail fin. There are two forked nasal openings on either side of the head.
Dark green/lighter green and yellow patterns on back,yellowish/mainly white belly. Lightens/darkens color with mood,also able to change patter to camouflage. If dark patches on under belly is sign of ill health/stress. Fantastic striped tail,usually kept "folded"but displays when swimming vigorously.
Maintenance,large tank,good filtration,preferably external canister type,messy eater and large amounts of waste/droppings. Sandy/rounded gravel substrate as likes to rest on bottom,caved places to hide and explore,large open swimming area and some tough plants. Feeding,mollusk's,i.e. cockles in and out of shell(needs to grind teeth down)loves snails,live ghost shrimp etc. Readily hand tamed to take food but watch fingers.
Inhabits large rivers and lakes
There is no known way to identify the sex of this fish and captive breeding has not been achieved.
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