One of the smallest Hypancistrus.
Habitat: It also has a very limited
distribution, and is only known from a few deep water
pools downstream from Altamira, Rio Xingu, Brazil.
Description: Can be identified by
the overall spots and blotches weaving into a reticulated
pattern. Similar to the Panaque/Panaqolus and
Peckoltia genera but have fewer and larger
teeth in the lower and upper jaw. Sexual Differences:
Males posses a broader and longer head and odontodes
on the posterior part of the body, behind the gill
covers and on the pectoral fin spines. The latter
two are a lot shorter in the females. 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. Remarks:
This is one of the smaller species in this genera
and there is, at the moment, a ban on the export of
this species to the hobby so it would need to be kept
by L-number specialists with the intention of propagating