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Hypostomus cf. ericius 

Image contributors to this species:

Yann Fulliquet (2)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus Etymology = Species

Other Sources:

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Relevant Information:

Placed in the Hypostoumus cochliodon species group which have a shorter body and more high backed than other members of the Hypostomus. They have a small number of spatulate teeth with a single cusp with the jaws arranged in a V shape. Aquarium Care: A fairly peaceful species which will give out a lot of waste in the aquarium so frequent water changes are a must. Fairly easy to keep in a larger tank over 4ft (120cm). Diet: As a Cochliodon (which is now a synonym) they are wood eaters so would need soft wood in the aquarium. Food tablets, pellets and vegetable foods are also taken along with insect larvae. Remarks: This species was photographed in an exporters premises in Barcelos, Rio Negro by the image contributor.

Common Name:

None

Synonyms:

None

Family:

Loricariidae ycipitidae

Distribution:

Location of  Hypostomus ericius J.W.Armbruster, 2003. Ríos Marañon, Itaya, and Nanay of  the Upper Río Amazonas drainage of Peru.

Size:

20cm. (8ins)

Temp:

24-29°c (75-85°f.)

p.H.

6.0-7.5.

Reference:

Fulliquet, Yann; Pers com. 2006

 

 

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