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Hypostomus sp. (L087)

Image contributors to this species:

Johnny Jensen's Photographic Library (1)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus

Other Sources:

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Relevant Information:

The Hypostomus genus has 7 rays to the dorsal fin whereas the similar looking Pterygoplichthys species have 10 dorsal fin rays. Aquarium Care: As with most of this genus, will do well in a larger aquarium of 150cm (5ft) or over with the aquarium well filtered. Water parameters can be quite diverse for this genera. Peaceful species that will dig up plants with their constant burrowing in the substrate so better to put plants in pots. Diet: Omnivore with a liking for green, tablet and frozen foods. Remarks: A species that is not seen very often in the hobby.

Common Name:

L087

Synonyms:

None

Family:

Loricariidae ycipitidae

Distribution:

South America: Rio Xingu

Size:

30cm. (12ins)

Temp:

26-30°c (79-87°f.)

p.H.

5.5-7.0.

Reference:

Seidel, I. 2008. Back to Nature guide to L-catfishes, Ettlingen, Germany 208 p

 

 

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                                                                                              updated = June 26, 2016 © ScotCat 1997-2016