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L178 (Lasiancistrus sp., Red Fin Lasiancistrus)

L033 and L178 are both species of Lasiancistrus and may be confused. L178 is a little larger when mature but has larger, less contrasty spots, especially on the back half of the body. On L033 the spots are more uniform in size and rather widely spaced out, and the contrast between the spots and the ground colour is stronger. Some mature L033 also have red on the dorsal fin, a feature absent from L178.

Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

A peaceful but territorial plec well suited to a clean, mature aquarium. An omnivirous species that will eat algae as well as prepared foods, bloodworms, and sliced vegetables such as courgette. Little is known about its social behaviour or breeding behaviour.

Family Group: L Numbers
Distribution Brazil
Temperature 24-28C
Size Up to 15 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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