This species was first imported
to Rare Aquatics in England in 2011. May be a colour
variety of another Hypancistrus species or
could be a species in its own right, only time will
tell. Spots and short stripes cover the body and the
markings can be variable. 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.