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Hypancistrus sp. (L262)
Image contributors to this species:
Johnny Jensen's Photographic Library (2) Haakon Haagensen (4) 
ScotCat Sources:
Etymology = genus
Other Sources:
Search Google  All Catfish Species Inventory  Search ispecies
 

Relevant Information:

 

 

First appeared first in the Datz magazine of June 1998. Similar to the Panaque/Panaqolus and Peckoltia genera but have fewer and larger teeth in the lower and upper jaw. 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: 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:

L262

Synonyms:

None

Family:

Loricariidaeitidae

Distribution:

Brazil: Rio Tapajós.

Size:

10cm. (4ins)

Temp:

26-30°c (79-87°f.)

p.H.

5.5-7.0.

Reference:

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

 

 

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