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TF2YD Stores > Wildwoods > Catfish - Loricariidae> Hypancistrus sp. Small Spotted Ancistrus L136

Hypancistrus sp. Small Spotted Ancistrus L136

Category: Catfish - Loricariidae

Size: 5-6cm

Price: £64.95 each

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Stock: 1 in stock

Rarely available species of Brazilian Hypancistrus from the Rio Negro.

Further details:

Further information can be found below:

Fish type: tropical
Male or Female Cannot be sexed
Water conditions: These fish are currently kept in water Ph 6.8 and Soft
Breeding: TBC
Volume Discount: No discounts available
Size: 5-6cm

L136 (Hypancistrus sp., Small Spotted Ancistrus)

A compact, robust-looking catfish with a vaguely mottled light to mid grey upper surface and a pure white underbelly. The upper surface of the fish is covered with small white spots. L136a, L136b, LDA05, and LDA06 are all the same species, L136c is either the same species or a closely related one. L158 is apparently an adult of the same species as L136c.

A good fish for the community tank, this species will eat algae as well as catfish pellets, algae wafers, slices of vegetables such as courgette, and small meaty foods such as bloodworms and chunks of prawn and mussel.

Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

Shy and territorial towards its own species and also other plecs of similar size and appearance. Males can be distingusihed by the "tentacles" on the head. Spawning takes place in a cave, with the male guarding the eggs until the fry are free swimming. The baby catfish feed on green algae and infusorians.

Fish Details:

Further fish details are shown below:

Distribution Brazil, Rio Negro, possibly elsewhere
Temperature 24-28C
Size 8 cm
Water Parameters Adaptable, but avoid extremes
Water PH 6.5-7.5