L131(Hypostomus sp.)

A typical large Hypostomus with a grey-brown body covered with small, circular, dark grey spots. The spots on the head are smaller and more densely packed than those on the body.


Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

Territorial towards its own kind and other plecs of similar shape and size, but peaceful towards other community fish. Requires a mixed diet including algae but also catfish pellets, algae wafers, bloodworms, small pieces of prawn and mussel, and perhaps also bogwood as a source of dietary fibre. Not bred in captivity.

Family Group: L Numbers
Distribution Brazil, Rio Tapajós
Temperature 24-28C
Size Up to 40 cm
Water Parameters Adaptable, but avoid extremes
Water PH 6.5-7.5

Useful sources of information:

DATZ are the original source of L number information.
Other information on L numbers can be found from the book All L Numbers published by Aqualog.
On the web, a comprehensive source of information on L Numbers and catfish can be found at www.planetcatfish.com and also www.scotcat.com


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