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Acanthicus hystrix   Spix, 1829

Image contributors to this species:

Allan James (1) clunk (3) Peru Aquarium Group (5) Johnny Jensen's Photographic Library (1)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus 

Other Sources:

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Relevant Information:

Aquarium Care: One of the larger Loricariids known, so would need to be kept in exceptionally large aquariums. Intolerant of other large Loricariids. Diet: Omnivores and will require large amounts of vegetable foods, tablet and frozen foods such as shrimps and mussels. There are only two described species in this genera, this species and A. adonis.

Common Name:

Lyre Tail Pleco, L155

Synonyms:

Rinelepis acanthicus

Family:

Loricariidae ycipitidae

Distribution:

Brazil: Amazon River basin. Type locality: flumine Amazonum.

Size:

70.0cm. (28ins)

Temp:

25-29°c (77-85°f.)

p.H.

6.0-7.5.

Reference:

Seidel, Ingo; Back to Nature guide to L-catfishes 208 p

 

 

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