This species is nearly identical
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: 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.
but rumored to come from the area near Santarém,
Datz Special: Habitat, Care & Diet. Seidel, I. 2008. Back to Nature guide
to L-catfishes, Ettlingen, Germany 208 p. www.loricariidae.info