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Pseudohemiodon sp. "Peru 1"

Image contributors to this species:

Haakon Haagensen (2)  

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus 

Other Sources:

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Relevant Information:

This species has more of a slender body than any other member of this genera and the ventral fins are very large. They posses a reticulated design on the head and pectoral fins. Aquarium Care: Prefers a sand substrate as they like to dig. Diet: algae wafers, sinking tablet and frozen foods such as bloodworm and shrimp. Sexing: Mature males will develop their lower lips to allow them to carry their eggs (abdomino-lip brooders). The very large eggs are incubated by the male and the fry are black in colour.

Common Name:

None

Synonyms:

None

Family:

Loricariidae ycipitidae

Distribution:

Peru

Size:

12cm. SL (4¾ins)

Temp:

25-28°c (77-83°f.)

p.H.

6.0-7.0.

Reference:

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

 

 

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                                                                                          updated = March 18, 2016 © ScotCat 1997-2016