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Oligancistrus sp. (L354)
 

Image contributors to this species:

Johnny Jensen's Photographic Library (1) 

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Relevant Information:

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.

Common Name:

L354

Synonyms:

None

Family:

Loricariidae ycipitidae

Distribution:

Brazil: Middle courses of the Rio Xingu

Size:

20cm. (8ins)

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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