Similar looking to L333
from the Rio Xingu but has a higher and blunter head.
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: Like all Hypancistrussp. 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.
L401, Yellow Zebra
Rio Curuá (to the west of Alenquer).