Given the L-number of L500
in the December 2016 edition of DATZ. 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.