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Hypostomus roseopunctatus Reis, Weber & Malabarba, 1990

Image contributors to this species:

Ian Fuller (1)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus 

Other Sources:

Fishbase  Search Google  All Catfish Species Inventory

Relevant Information:

Aquarium Care: Peaceful and with being a smaller species of Hypostomus, although territorial, more than one species to a large tank would be okay. Tank layout should have bogwood and tough plants as if the plants are of a soft variety they will eat them if not given an adequate vegetable diet. Grows large so a spacious aquarium of 6ft (180cm) or over would need to be catered for. As this genus in the main are messy eaters, good water quality and filtration would need to be adhered to. Lower water temperatures are beneficial to this species. Diet: Algae, and vegetable foods such as cucumber and courgette (zucchini). Will also take frozen foods as a treat and sinking tablet foods.

Common Name:







South America: La Plata system: Uruguay basin. Type locality: Rio Pelotas at road from Esmeralda to Anita Garibaldi, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.


23cm. (9ins)


18-25°c (63-77°f.)




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Seidel, I. 2008. Back to Nature guide to L-catfishes, Ettlingen, Germany 208 p
Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2007. Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628.



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