Endemic to the rio Guaporé drainage in western Brazil and northeastern Bolivia, where the river is known as the Iténez.
Type locality is given as ‘Main stream of upper Rio Guaporé, Rondônia, Brazil’.
Maximum Standard Length
45 – 50 mm.
Ideally use a substrate of fine sand, although rounded gravel is an acceptable alternative provided it’s kept scrupulously clean.
Other décor is largely down to personal choice, but some cover should be provided to give the fish security.
Temperature: 20 – 26 °C
pH: 6.0 – 7.0
Hardness: 36 – 179 ppm