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Baryancistrus sp. "Belo Monte"

Image contributors to this species:

Dimitris Lysikatos (1)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus 

Other Sources:

Search Google  All Catfish Species Inventory
 

Relevant Information:

The Baryancistrus genus are large and high backed. They have a large suckermouth with a high number of slender and long stemmed teeth. A small membrane lies behind the last ray of the dorsal fin which joins the anal fin. Found in shallow fast flowing areas of water with a stony substrate. Aquarium Care: Can be problematic, especially with inexperienced aquarists, not a beginners fish. As of most of this genera the adults can be extremely territorial, especially with their own kind and other species of Baryancistrus. Sexual Differences: Mature males have a broader and longer head and longer pectoral fin spines. Diet: Vegetarian diet, and will also eat plants in the aquarium. Prefers higher temperatures.

Common Name:

None

Synonyms:

None

Family:

Loricariidae

Distribution:

Brazil: Xingu River.

Size:

30.0cm. (12ins)

Temp:

25-29°c (77-85°f.)

p.H.

6.0-7.5.

Reference:

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

 

 

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                                                                                              updated = October 19, 2018 © ScotCat 1997-2018