contributors to this species:
Helen Burns (1) Allan James (4)
Jensen's Photographic Library
||This species is still listed
in Fishbase and the Catalog of Fishes as Rineloricaria parva
but the name is currently accepted in some quarters as Hemiloricaria
parva. Issbrücker (Issbrücker in Issbrücker
et al, 2001) declared the synonymity of Rineloricaria
and Hemiloricaria as no
longer valid, and the latter again as an independent genus. The
differences between the two genera are based on the positions of
the males bristles and the top caudal filament on adult Hemiloricaria
which is absent on Rinelolricaria. Aquarium Care:
An easy species to keep with no excessive demands on water parameters.
Breeding: Provide caves or pipework where the females
will lay their eggs as in the wild they are laid in hollow logs
or branches. The male takes over the guarding of the green coloured
eggs and they hatch, depending on water temperature, between 3 and
10 days. Remarks: This in
my opinion is one of the most difficult whiptail species
to identify with any great certainty as being easy to breed
they are abundant in fish show and club auctions and are just sold
as Rineloricaria, they could be anyone of half a dozen species
or even crosses between two close species as a few of them have
the cross banding on the body area but in the main H. parva
should have double extensions to the caudal lobes.The Loricariinae
sp. LG06 which has been around
in the hobby and has also been bred is now been mooted as being
Whiptail Catfish, LG06
parva, Rineloricaria parva
America: Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay: Paraguay River basin.
Type locality: Descalvados, Matto Grosso Brazil.
||Evers, H.-G. &
I.Seidel: Mergus, Baensch Catfish Atlas Volume 1, 1st English
edn., 2005. Pp.944.
Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2007. Checklist of catfishes,
recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes), and catalogue of
siluriform primary types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628.
ScotCat Factsheet no. 69. March 2002.