the first L-Number identified by Claude Weber. The photo's of this
species and L022 were published in DATZ as Glyptoperichthys
although L022 has a brown body colouration against L001 which has
a black base colour but are both probably the same species. Bred
in good numbers for the hobby in ponds in South-East Asia. Large
growing species with 12-14 rays in the dorsal. Sexual differences:
Males have larger fins especially the dorsal. Aquarium care:
Fine as juveniles but will get boisterous as they get older and
can get quite territorial so single species is recomended for larger
aquaria over 6ft. (180cm) long. Diet: Will eat
any aquarium prepared foods such as flake, tablet, live and frozen.
Remarks: Still seen in some publications as Glyptoperichthys
L022, Gold-flecked sailfin plec.
Pará, Rio Tocantins (at Tucurui)
Datz Special. www.datz.de Seidel, I. 2008. Back to Nature guide to L-catfishes,
Ettlingen, Germany 208 p