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Hypancistrus sp. (L450)

Image contributors to this species:

Daniel Konn-Vetterlein (2) Allan James (1)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = genus

Other Sources:

Search Google  All Catfish Species Inventory
 

Relevant Information:

This species is nearly identical to L401 and some may say that it is the one and the same species with L450 having a paler body colour. It is said that it comes from near Santarém, Brazil, near the mouth of the Tapajós river which is just across the river from the location for L401 in the river Curuá, so this may be a misdemeanor. 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:

L450

Synonyms:

None

Family:

Loricariidaee

Distribution:

Brazil: unknown, but said to come from the area near Santarém, Brazil.

Size:

14cm. (5½ins)

Temp:

26-30°c (79-87°f.)

p.H.

5.5-7.0.

Reference:

Catfish Scandanavia: http://www.loricariidae.no/loricariidae.no/_Hypancistrus_sp_L450.html

 

 

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                                                                                        updated = October 4, 2017 © ScotCat 1997-2017