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Loricaria sp. 'Rio Orituco'

Image contributors to this species:

Johnny Jensen's Photographic Library (1)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus

Other Sources:

Google Search  All Catfish Species Inventory
 

Relevant Information:

First discovered in the Rio Orituco in 1997 by German aquarist Kai Arendt. The differences between this species and other Loricaria, apart from the markings, is the row of odontodes along the body which in other species is not as well prounounced. Aquarium care: Soft substrate such as sand is beneficial. If kept in a group, a large aquarium of around 4ft (120cm) is required. This Loricariid is said to be difficult to keep in the aquarium but transport problems may be the reason for loses. Remarks: Also found in the Rio Portuguesa drainage in Venezuela (Ingo Seidel).

Common Name:

None

Synonyms:

None

Family:

Loricariidae

Distribution:

Venezuela: Guarico, Rio Orituco at Calabozo.

Size:

-

Temp:

24-28°c (75-83°f.)

p.H.

6.5-7.0.

Reference:

Evers, H.-G. & I.Seidel: Mergus, Baensch Catfish Atlas Volume 1, 1st English edn., 2005. Pp.944.

 

 

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