Loricariid was the first to be given the LDA number
code (LDA001) from the German magazine "Das Aquarium"
in Nov. 1992. Just after this in July 1994 another
German magazine "Die Aquarien und Terrarienzeitschrift”
(DATZ) gave it the L number of L169. Its editor Rainer
Stawikowski started this method of cataloging in 1988
by giving out the L-number codes which is the most
L169 is very similar to L002
but has a broader pattern of lines on the head and
is also better coloured. Other similar looking species
The differences between the
Panaqolus and the Panaque genera
is that the latter has an oval shaped mouth and
the jaws have very large spatulate teeth with a
single cusp, arranged in a V form and Panaqolus
have a small number of spatulate teeth and are also
a smaller genus.
Panaqolus sp. L169
is a regular import and relatively common in the
hobby. Breeding reports have been recorded although
initially hard to get started, but once this has
been done regular spawning's are quite common. This
Loricariid would be a good starter if interested
in this genera.
Gold Stripe Panaque
Middle Rio Negro drainage, Rio Demini.
Dorsal fin with 7 soft rays.
Oval shaped mouth. The jaws have a small number of
spatulate teeth with a single cusp, arranged in a
Broad black stripe pattern
on a brown to orange background on head and body.
This colour is intensified in the fins.
Care & Compatibility
Peaceful in the aquarium but
not suitable for heavily planted tanks as they are
The male will guard the eggs which can range from
20 to 30. The
fry can be fed on soft wood and pieces of potato.
Males posses a broad head and
odontodes on the posterior part of the body, behind
the gill covers and on the pectoral spines. The latter
two are a lot shorter in the females.
All Panaque (Panaqolus)
are wood eaters so would need this in an aquarium
set-up. Feed also vegetable foods such as cucumber
and courgette (zucchini) and sinking tablets.
name "olus" meaning small, as in
primary rayed fin(s) on top of the body. Odontodes: Hair - like structures on
the body. Pectoral:The paired
fins just behind the head. Spatulate teeth:Having
an end that is broad and flattened, like a spatula.