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Loricariichthys platymetopon Isbrücker & Nijssen, 1979
 

Image contributors to this species:

Johnny Jensen's Photographic Library (1)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus

Other Sources:

Fishbase  Search Google   All Catfish Species Inventory   Search ispecies
 

Relevant Information:

Occurs in ditches and ponds. Similar to L. ucayalensis and L. maculatus. In this genera, which is not seen very often in the hobby, the upper lips are small and the edges slightly frayed. In sexually active males the lips are transformed into large dermal lobes which are used to hold the eggs after spawning. This species is unique in that the males hold on to the eggs for 11 days. Aquarium Care: Keep on a sandy substrate with branchwork. Reasonably easy to keep wirh regular good husbandry. Diet: Omnivore: Dry foods, algae wafers, Spirulina and normal tablet foods. Frozen foods, Artemia nauplii, glass worms and Daphnia.

Common Name:

None

Synonyms:

None

Family:

Loricariidae ycipitidae

Distribution:

South America: La Plata River basin. Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay and possibly Venezuela.

Size:

30.0cm. (12ins)

Temp:

25-29°c (75-85°f.)

p.H.

6.0-7.0.

Reference:

http://www.l-welse.com/reviewpost/showproduct.php/product/1734/cat/83
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2015.FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. www.fishbase.org, ( 11/2015 )
Baensch, H.A. and R. Riehl, 1995. Aquarien Atlas. Band 4. Mergus Verlag GmbH, Verlag für Natur-und Heimtierkunde, Melle, Germany. 864 p.

 

 

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                                                                                            updated = December 12, 2015 © ScotCat 1997-2011