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Hopliancistrus sp. (L017)

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This genera is similar to the Ancistrus in appearance. They possess three stout odonodes concealed beneath the gill covers which act as a defense mechanism. Aquarium care: Likes a current in the aquarium and are peaceful habitants. Likes a higher temperature and need frequent water changes to keep them in good health. Sexual differences: Males posses a broad head region and more prominent bristling on the edge of the snout. Diet: Omnivore; veg foods such as lettuce, spinach, cucumber and veg. tablets. Live and frozen foods such as Cyclops, Daphnia and brine shrimp. Remarks: The L-number of L017 was originally given to a Pseudancistrus sp. with the same colouring of yellow in the tail fin from the same river system but was later given the L-number of L067, and this Hopliancistrus species (which didn't have an L-number at the time) was given the the L-number 17.

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Loricariidae ycipitidae


Brazil: Pará, Rio Xingu (Altamira)


15cm. (6ins)


26-30°c (79-87°f.)




Seidel, I. 2008. Back to Nature guide to L-catfishes, Ettlingen, Germany 208 p



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