|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Hypancistrus sp. (L004)|
|Common Name(s)||L004, L005, L028, L073, Angelicus Pleco, Portel Angelicus Pleco|
|Pronunciation||hype an siss truss|
|Etymology||A contraction of the Greek hypo (meaning less than) and ancistrus, an allusion to the reduced number of teeth (particularly in the lower jaw) found in this genus.|
|Size||100mm (3.9") SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Often referred to by the trade name of ''Peckoltia angelicus'' which is not a valid scientific label. This is a small, attractively patterned species. The white spots adorning this species are medium sized and well spaced out. L004 is the juvenile phase of L005 (which has slightly smaller spots - still well spaced out) and also L028 and L073. Even if it is not a big Loricariid, it has a rather massive appearance.|
|Sexing||Male in breeding condition have odontodes (~2mm) on the plate on the body. Odontodes on pectoral are bigger on male, dominant males have long interopercular odontodes which is not the case with submissive male, in which interopercular odontodes are barely bigger than those on the female. Females are more rounder in the ventral region when viewed from above.|
|Distribution||L004 & L005 : Brazil: Rio Tocantins at Cametá
L028 : Brazil : Guamá by Ourem
L073 : Brazil : Portel at the Rio Do Pará, Pará.
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tocantins (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Capim, Guamá (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tocantins, Lower Tocantins, Pará (click on these areas to find other species found there) (Click the map-icon to show/hide map of species distribution)
|pH||6.6 - 7.6|
|Temperature||24.0-28.0°C or 75.2-82.4°F (Show others within this range)|
|Other Parameters||Clean water, regular water changes and good oxygenation are recommended.|
|Feeding||Blood worms (live or frozen), brineshrimp, gammares. Tablets: common and with spirulina. Vegetables are hardly taken!|
|Furniture||A lot of caves made of slate plates and bamboo. Caves have to be just a bit bigger than the fish so he can squeeze himself in it in case of danger Driftwood, fine sand, not too bright light. Plants can be kept with them as they don't touch them!|
|Compatibility||Fairly territorial towards conspecifics and other Loricariids.|
|Breeding||Females lay about 45 eggs in a cave guarded by the male. The eggs hatch after 8 days. The young absorb the yolk sac in about 18 days. After this time the young usually stay in the cave and venture a bit at night, they are not kicked out by the male but he does not provide any protection as the male goes out to search for food and let the young unguard, they will benefit from the protection when he comes back. The male does not disallow the young to go in or out as he does when they are still absorbing the yolk sac.|
|Registered Keepers||(1) Yann, who also notes: "My first fancy Loricariidae I had managed to breed, read the article on the Shane's world section", (2) Ak Viking, (3) alga (k: 2), (4) stinger, (5) gupebreedr (k: 5), who also notes: "Obtained 5 adults from a well known wholesalers here in Florida. Sexes unknown at time of purchase, however I beleive there is a least one male in the group. Currently housed in a 29 gal tank with drift wood and caves. Sand bottom.
Spawned 7/8/07.", (6) henryrus, (7) DAWN, (8) Freakdaddy, (9) Selveste_Preben, (10) LUISGOREY, (11) TrickyT, (12) djtonyel (k: 54), (13) desideriumrex, (14) alexniemira, who also notes: "its called bob!
my first catfish :D", (15) Birger Amundsen, (16) royaldragoness, (17) dddolphin, (18) munchkin13 (p: 3), (19) Billybob, (20) jha61 (p: 2), (21) claro, (22) gr8plecos, (23) NC24, (24) Firestorming (k: 3), who also notes: "Looks very much like L201 as juveniles. Mine range from 3-4cm", (25) Mazzi, (26) bigbird (k: 6), (27) smitty, (28) johannes (p: 2), (29) Lars Jamne (k: 6), who also notes: "F1", (30) OlePaulsen (k: 5), (31) kupper, (32) Id16, (33) Rita Aspevik (k: 5), who also notes: "F2", (34) Bjørn, (35) Wijnbelevenis, (36) m1ke715m, (37) janohansen (p: 2, k: 5), (38) cjerrom.
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|Breeding Reports||(1) Lars Jamne (b: 38), (2) djtonyel (b: 30).|
- Shane's World Reproduction L28, an undescribed species of Hypancistrus from the Rio Guamá
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|Last Update||2013 Mar 11 09:11 (species record created: 2001 May 05 00:00)|