Marbled Headstander Abramites hypselonotus

Marbled Headstander
Marbled Headstander
Marbled Headstander
The Marbled Headstander, also called Norman's Headstander is native to fast flowing rivers, streams and flooded forests of the Orinoco, Amazon and lower Parana river basins.
Marbled Headstander
Marbled Headstander with Festive Cichlids
Marbled Headstander
The Headstander name is from the fish's habit of eating algae from rocks in fast currents with its head downwards. They also hang about in groups in still water heads downwards.
Marbled Headstanders
Marbled Headstanders
Marbled Headstanders
They have deeper bodies than most other headstanders, with high backs and vertical bars of dark on light. The adipose and tail fins are tipped with orange, as are usually the dorsal and anal fins. They grow to 13cm long.