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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|
|Size||Up to 40 cm|
|Water Parameters||Adaptable, but avoid extremes|
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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