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Panaqolus sp. (L515)

Image contributors to this species:

Erlend D. Bertelsen (1)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus

Other Sources:

Search Google  All Catfish Species Inventory
 

Relevant Information:

Introduced by the image contributor in the DATZ magazine of June 2019. 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:

L515

Synonyms:

None

Family:

Loricariidae

Distribution:

South America: Colombia, Rio Bodoquero (a tributary to Rio cacqueta)

Size:

12-15cm. (4¾-6ins)

Temp:

24-28°c (75-83°f.)

p.H.

6.5-7.5.

Reference:

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

 

 

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