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Oligancistrus sp. (L016)
 

Image contributors to this species:

Haakon Haagensen (2) 

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Relevant Information:

In its natural habitat it is found with other Oligancistrus species and also species of the Parancistrus and Spectracanthus genera. As in the Parancistrus and Spectracanthus genera the dorsal and adipose fins are connected by a membrane but Oligancistrus has a more slender body and smaller gill openings. Aquarium Care: Should be no problem in the aquarium but would need a strong current and oxygen rich water due to the high temperatures enjoyed by this genus. Sexual Differences: Males have a longer and broader head and a larger growth of odontodes behind the gill covers and on the pectoral fin spines. Diet: Omnivore. A varied diet with both vegetable and other foods such as tablet and frozen. Remarks: Similar looking to L030 but possesses a higher dorsal fin.

Common Name:

L016

Synonyms:

None

Family:

Loricariidae ycipitidae

Distribution:

Brazil: Pará, Rio Xingu (Altamira)

Size:

15cm. (6ins)

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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