(2) Billy Grant (2) Cyril
Ackermann (1) Bill McNulty
(1) Yann Fulliquet (2) Ian
M. Clift (3) Andrew Campbell
Unique in having thin wavy lines for its body pattern.
There has been (2003) a recently discovered population
from Santarém which has broader and brighter
yellow bars. 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.
L260, Queen Arabesque
Rio Tapajós (Santarém-Pimental).
All L-Numbers Datz Special.
www.datze.de Seidel, I. 2008. Back to Nature guide
to L-catfishes, Ettlingen, Germany 208 p.