Thought to be the original
Hypancistrus inspector (which is L102) as
shown in Aqualog and Datz as L201 but now named by
Armbruster, Lujan & Taphorn in 2007 as Hypancistrus
contradens along with three other species, H.
furunculus(L199) and H.
lunaorum(L339). Can be confused with H. lunaorum
This species was first introduced in the DATZ
magazine, Sept.1995 issue as L201
which is a different species that has a more squat
body shape. H. contradens has white or pink
large spots that do not connect to form bands.
Aquarium Care:No problem
with keeping in groups but only one Hypancistrus
species to a tank as there has been reports of hybridisation.
Diet: Omnivores, juveniles
are keen on vegetable foods whereas adults are less
so. Frozen foods such as brine shrimp, mosquito larvae
and mussels as well as tablet foods.
Rio Orinoco in Venezuela.
Armbruster, J.W., N.K.
Lujan and D.C. Taphorn, 2007
Four new Hypancistrus (Siluriformes: Loricariidae) from
Amazonas, Veneuzela. Copeia (1):62-79.