Still seen on some online searches
parva. This in my opinion is one of the most
difficultwhiptail speciesto identify
with any great certainty as being easy to breed they
are abundant in fish show and club auctions and are
just sold as Rineloricaria sp., they
could be anyone of half a dozen species or even crosses
between two close species as a few of them have the
cross banding on the body area but in the main R.
parva should have double extensions to the caudal
lobes. Aquarium Care: An easy species
to keep with no excessive demands on water parameters.
Diet: Omnivore. Vegetable food such
as cucumber and other various foods such as tablet,
flake and frozen. Reproduction: Provide
caves or pipework where the females will lay their
eggs as in the wild they are laid in hollow logs or
branches. The male takes over the guarding of the
green coloured eggs and they hatch, depending on water
temperature, between 3 and 10 days. Remarks:
The Loricariinae sp. LG06 which has been around in
the hobby and has also been bred is now been mooted
as being R. parva.
Common Whiptail Catfish, LG06
Loricaria parva, Hemiloricaria
Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay: Paraguay River basin.
Type locality: Descalvados, Matto
Evers, H.-G. &
Baensch Catfish Atlas Volume 1, 1st English edn.,
2005. Pp.944. Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2007. Checklist
of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes),
and catalogue of siluriform primary types. Zootaxa