Compared to the similar Hypancistrus
contradens, L201 is smaller, has a
lower body and a shorter head. Similar looking to
H. contradens and H.
inspector which it had been incorrectly
identified as. 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.
Among themselves they are fairly peaceful, although
males may quarrel for caves and females can sometimes
be badly injured or even killed during the breeding-trapping
in the male's cave. Diet: Like all
Hypancistrussp. they prefer
a meaty diet. Feed frozen foods such as bloodworm
and beef heart, live foods such as brine shrimp, white
and grindal worms and prepared foods such as sinking
tablets and presoaked flake food. When young they
seen to prefer a liking for vegetable foods.
L201, Orinoco angel pleco.
Upper Rio Orinoco in the border between Colombia and
2008. Back to Nature guide to L-catfishes, Ettlingen,
Germany 208 p. loricariidae.info