Similar looking to Hypancistrus
Amazonas, Rio Casiquiare, upper Rio Negro drainage,
Venezuela but L501 has a deeper forked tail and posseses
a higher dorsal fin with no spots in the ventral and
pectoral fins. 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.
sp. "black phantasm"
www.suedamerikafans.de Grant, S., Bennett-Leaver, JH & Haagensen,
H.: "A new L-catfish from the Río
Vaupés collection (Colombia)" (DATZ March