Well, here's some basics:
*Grows up to to 6.8" long but some sources say it has potential to reach 12"
*30 gallons is fine for a one that reaches 6", but 55 gallons is often recommended as minimum tank size in case it grows larger
*lives approximately 12 years
*It comes from the largest black water river in the world!
*Does best in soft and acidic water
*will do fine with a pH-value from 5.8 to 7.6 but some resources say 6.4-7.8
*Feed it a combination of meaty foods and algae based foods
*It is not a very good algae eater
*would appreciate caves and roots for hiding spots
*appreciates a strong current but will do fine without
*Water quality should be good with plenty of oxygen.
*Non-aggressive and can be combine with other peaceful species, but can be territorial with other bottom dwelling species
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