L403 is similar to L169,
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: Peaceful
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.
Lower reaches of the Rio Anapu.
2008. Back to Nature guide to L-catfishes, Ettlingen,
Germany 208 p. L-Welse.com www.l-welse.com/