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Panaqolus sp. (L206)

Image contributors to this species:

Yann Fulliquet (3) Donald Taphorn (1) Andreas Tanke (1) Johnny Jensen's Photographic Library (1)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus

Other Sources:

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Relevant Information:

The differences between the Panaqolus and the Panaque genera is that the latter has an oval shaped mouth and the jaws have very large spatulate teeth with a single cusp, arranged in a v form and Panaqolus have a small number of spatulate teeth and are also a smaller genus. Aquarium care: Peacfull in the aquarium but not suitable for planted tanks as they are plant eaters. Diet: All Panaque (Panaqolus) are wood eaters so would need this in an aquarium set-up. Feed also vegetable foods such as cucumber and courgette (zucchini) and sinking tablets. Sexual differences: Males posses a broad head and odontodes on the posterior part of the body, behind the gill covers and on the pectoral spines. The latter two are a lot shorter in the females.

Common Name:

L206, LDA026






Peru : Middle to upper Ucayali drainage


8cm. (3¼ins)


25-29°c (77-85°f.)


6.0 -7.5.


Seidel, I. 2008. Back to Nature guide to L-catfishes, Ettlingen, Germany 208 p



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