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Hypancistrus sp. (L474)

Image contributors to this species:

Johnny Jensen's Photographic Library (2)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = genus

Other Sources:

Search Google  All Catfish Species Inventory
 

Relevant Information:

Identical to Hypancistrus debilittera (L129) from the Upper Río Orinoco in Venezuela (Rio Bita) but L474 comes from a different river (Rio Cinaruco). 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:

L474

Synonyms:

None

Family:

Loricariidae

Distribution:

Venezuela: Rio Cinaruco / Sinaruco.

Size:

10cm. (4ins)

Temp:

25-29°c (77-85°f.)

p.H.

6.0-7.2.

Reference:

Seidel, I. 2008. Back to Nature guide to L-catfishes, Ettlingen, Germany 208 p  
www.loricariidae.info/hypancistrus-sp-l474

 

 

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                                                                                        updated = March 21, 2019 © ScotCat 1997-2019