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Spectracanthicus sp. (L315)

Image contributors to this species:

Johnny Jensen's Photographic Library (1) Haakon Haagensen (1) Marcel Leider (2) Ole Paulsen (1)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus 

Other Sources:

Search Google  All Catfish Species Inventory  Search ispecies
 

Relevant Information:

L315 is found alongside L254 in the Rio Xingu but L315 has smaller spots. Small species with a pointed head. Similar to the Leporacanthicus genus but lacks the lip barbels. Dorsal fin with a posterior membrane. Aquarium Care: Peaceful, but they do have a requirement for higher oxygen and prefer currents in the water with a powerful filter. Sexual Differences: Males have a longer and broader head and a heavier growth of odontodes. Diet: Carnivores and feed on snails in their natural habitat. Feed live and frozen foods such as brine shrimp, mysis, mussels and fish flesh. Tablet foods can also be fed.

Common Name:

L315

Synonyms:

None

Family:

Loricariidae ycipitidae

Distribution:

South America: Rio Xingu

Size:

12.0cm. (4¾ins)

Temp:

26-30°c (79-89°f.)

p.H.

6.0-7.0.

Reference:

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

 

 

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                                                                                            updated = September 27, 2015 © ScotCat 1997-2014