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Hypancistrus sp. (L201)

Image contributors to this species:

Johnny Jensen's Photographic Library (2) Ivor Hilton (1)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = genus 

Other Sources:

Google Search  All Catfish Species Inventory

Relevant Information:

Similar looking to H. contradens and H. inspector which it had been incorrectly identified as. Sexual differences: Males posses a broader and longer head and odontodes on the posterior part of the body, behind the gill covers and on the pectoral fin spines. The latter two are a lot shorter in the females. Aquarium Care: No problem with keeping in groups but only one Hypancistrus species to a tank as there has been reports of hybridisation. Diet: Like all Hypancistrus sp. they prefer a meaty diet. Feed frozen foods such as bloodworm and beef heart, live foods such as brine shrimp, white and grindal worms and prepared foods such as sinking tablets and presoaked flake food. When young they seen to prefer a liking for vegetable foods.

Common Name:

L201, Orinoco angel pleco.






South America: Upper Rio Orinoco in the border between Colombia and Venezuela.


10cm. (4ins)


25-29°c (77-85°f.)




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



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