A genus of the family wernerite. They have a long torpedo-shaped body and a conical head. Floating head down. Upper mouth, so to pick up food from the bottom, and. are forced to grow vertically and even roll over on his back. Slowly swimming from place to place, anostomus collect fouling from the vertical and lower surfaces of stones, driftwood and plants.
Anostomus vulgaris (anostomus anostomus (Linne, 1758)
Amazon, Orinoco, Guyana. Length until 18 see Coloring very attractive: along yellow bodies passes chocolate-black broad swathe of from cavity until founding caudal fin. Narrower stripes on the back and on the abdomen. The dorsal fin and base of the caudal fin are bright red.
For content more suited to large public aquariums, where dense thickets of plants could live 1-2 anastomose. All members of the genus have clearly expressed territorial behavior and individuals of their species are intolerant. Water needs soft, slightly acidic. The temperature is 24-28 °C. the Lighting is weak, diffused by floating plants.
Feed bloodworms and pipefish, shrimp meat, other food falling to the bottom. Necessarily plant food. Reproduction in the aquarium is not mastered.