This is a very variable coloured
and marked species from the middle Xingu river.Very similar to L399
which was thought to be initially the same speciesbut leans more in pattern to L066.L287 is the same species. Aquarium
Care: No problem with keeping in groups but
only one Hypancistrus species to a tank as
there has been reports of hybridisation. 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
Brazil; Rio Xingu (Belo Monte), Pará