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Panaqolus sp. (L169)

Image contributors to this species:

Yann Fulliquet (1) Robin Warne (1) Charles Gibbons (1) Allan James (1) Haakon Haagensen (2) Ole Paulsen (2)

ScotCat Sources:

Factsheet Etymology = Genus 

Other Sources:

Search Google  All Catfish Species Inventory

Relevant Information:

L169 is very similar to L002 but has a broader pattern of lines on the head and is also better coloured. The differences between the Panaqolus and the Panaque genera is that the latter has an oval shaped mouth and the jaws have very large spatulate teeth with a single cusp, arranged in a v form and Panaqolus have a small number of spatulate teeth and are also a smaller genus. Aquarium care: Peacfull in the aquarium but not suitable for planted tanks as they are plant eaters. Diet: All Panaque (Panaqolus) are wood eaters so would need this in an aquarium set-up. Feed also vegetable foods such as cucumber and courgette (zucchini) and sinking tablets. Sexual differences: Males posses a broad head and odontodes on the posterior part of the body, behind the gill covers and on the pectoral spines. The latter two are a lot shorter in the females.

Common Name:

Gold Stripe Panaque, L169, LDA001






Brazil: middle Rio Negro drainage, Rio Demini.


10cm. (4ins)


25-29°c (77-85°f.)




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



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