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Sturisomatichthys sp. "Colombia"

Image contributors to this species:

Johnny Jensen's Photographic Library (2) Haakon Haagensen (4)

ScotCat Sources:

Article

Other Sources:

Search Google  All Catfish Species Inventory
 

Relevant Information:

Has a reticulated pattern to head which differentiates it from S. leightoni. The work carried out by Covain et.al. 2015 confines the Sturisoma genera to east of the Andes (cis-Andean), and the Sturisomatichthys genera restricted to the west of the Andes (trans-Andean). Aquarium Care: Peaceful species which likes a spacious aquarium with clean, soft and slightly acidic water. Sexual Differences: The males develop pronounced tufts of odontodes on either side of the head and the first dorsal ray and the upper and lower caudal fin rays are elongated. Diet: Spinach, peas, algae disks, tablet foods and sunken flake foods. Breeding: see article here for S. leightoni spawning.

Common Name:

None

Synonyms:

None

Family:

Loricariidae

Distribution:

Colombia

Size:

15cm. (6ins)

Temp:

24-26°c (75-79°f.)

p.H.

6.0-7.0.

Reference:

ScotCat Article: Turley, Paul E; Keeping and Breeding Sturisomatichthys leightoni, the Dwarf Royal Farlowella

 

 

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