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Hypancistrus contradens  Armbruster, Lujan & Taphorn, 2007

Image contributors to this species:

Vedran Stincic (6) Yann Fulliquet (4)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = genus 

Other Sources:

Fishbase  Google Search  All Catfish Species Inventory  Search ispecies  Wikipedia
 

Relevant Information:

Thought to be the original Hypancistrus inspector (which is L102) as shown in Aqualog and Datz as L201 but now named by Armbruster, Lujan & Taphorn in 2007 as Hypancistrus contradens along with three other species, H. debilittera, (L129) H. furunculus (L199) and H. lunaorum (L339). Can be confused with H. lunaorum and H. inspector. This species was first introduced in the DATZ magazine, Sept.1995 issue as L201 which is a different species that has a more squat body shape. H. contradens has white or pink large spots that do not connect to form bands. Aquarium Care: No problem with keeping in groups but only one Hypancistrus species to a tank as there has been reports of hybridisation.  Diet: Omnivores, juveniles are keen on vegetable foods whereas adults are less so. Frozen foods such as brine shrimp, mosquito larvae and mussels as well as tablet foods.

Common Name:

None

Synonyms:

None

Family:

Loricariidae ycipitidae

Distribution:

South America: Rio Orinoco in Venezuela.

Size:

12cm. (4¾ins)

Temp:

26-28°c (79-83°f.)

p.H.

6.5-7.0.

Reference:

Armbruster, J.W., N.K. Lujan and D.C. Taphorn, 2007 Four new Hypancistrus (Siluriformes:  Loricariidae) from Amazonas, Veneuzela. Copeia (1):62-79.

 

 

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