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 foods.
Brazil; Rio Xingu (Belo Monte), Pará.