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Cat-eLog Right Arrow Loricariidae Right Arrow Hypostominae Right Arrow Hypancistrus

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Scientific Name Hypancistrus sp. (L333)   
Common Name(s) L333
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. 
Jump to next section Species Information
Size 150mm (5.9") SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification If kept in good water conditions, this fish displays a very dark brown to black body with white lines.

Looks very similiar to L066, but L066 has more of a white body base colouration with black lines on top! L333 is also stubbier from head to tail than most other congeners.
Sexing Adult males develope teeth-like odontodes around the head and the pectoral fins. Viewed from above the female looks much more massive than the male.

Easiest way of sexing even half-grown ones is to provide enough caves. The fish entering and staying in the holes are only the males.
Jump to next section Habitat Information
Distribution Rio Xingu, Brazil
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Xingu (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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pH 6.4 - 7.2
Temperature 26.0-31.0°C or 78.8-87.8°F (Show others within this range)
Other Parameters Use very soft water at about 80-120 mS recommended for optimum care.
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Feeding Prefers meaty foods like shrimps, larvae or quality tablets. May even show interest in some vegetables.
Furniture Sand substrate, wood and many holes for the males to hide. Plants are welcome but not neccessary, will sometimes be eaten.
Compatibility Very good tankmate for any fish living at the top of the water column. Much more demanding of the aquarist if attempting to keep together with Corydoras or other ground-living fish.
Suggested Tankmates Small tetras and other similar small fish. Also Corydoras. Care has to be taken to ensure that they get enough food, as they can be a bit shy and slow to grab food when available.
Breeding Very easy. The male keeps about 50-80 eggs in his hole. The fry leave the parental home at about 14 days and can easily be feed with tablets and frozen foods. Use a neutral pH and very soft water, temperature should be around 30 & Celsius.
Jump to next section Further Information
Registered Keepers (1) Iwona, (2) fischling, (3) Ak Viking (k: 32), (4) Promod, (5) Cory-Diddi, (6) plecoboy, (7) gimmeplec5 (k: 11), (8) funkyj1313, (9) Barbie, (10) plecoready, (11) flashg-b, (12) amergim, (13) alga (k: 7), (14) fishfarmer (k: 13), who also notes: "Breeding report on my web site http://cinci-fishfarmer.com/reports/L-333BR.html", (15) mattmccready, (16) Kingkat, (17) LoL, (18) apistomaster (k: 287), who also notes: "One of my favorite Hypancistrus. Have a good mature colony, seems like they could spawn at anytime the right conditions trigger them. Shy.", (19) Kenneth Wong, (20) Owch, (21) Brotox (p: 4), (22) Bristle nose, (23) Earthgoddess, (24) wolf13, (25) dennysfishroom, (26) kurasaki, (27) prutsprogrammeur (k: 2), (28) cobraconny (k: 2), (29) Vierrollenfreak (k: 4), (30) henryrus, (31) Tomas (k: 4), (32) Dave_C (k: 4), (33) layzmob, (34) Walter, (35) L127 (k: 2), (36) neon, (37) Selveste_Preben, (38) chillired, (39) drgold (k: 6), (40) teddyman5 (k: 6), (41) gemjunkie, (42) jburke11 (k: 4), (43) LUISGOREY, (44) museau, (45) theonetruepath (k: 3), (46) jasonplec1, (47) Freakdaddy (k: 7), (48) longstocking (k: 4), who also notes: "Just starting keeping them. So we will see !", (49) toddnbecka (k: 7), (50) Firestorming (k: 17), (51) Koen (k: 4), (52) chorrylan (k: 6), (53) L-ko, (54) Borbi (k: 5), (55) briggadane (k: 3), (56) Julie, (57) anninen, (58) pureplecs (k: 10), (59) Numbers (k: 2), who also notes: "Male 10cm Female 8cm Asat 1-5-08 Small Fish - Lee $450 for pair", (60) worldwide73, (61) Shawnc (p: 2, k: 17), (62) alexmuchtar, (63) chanteloup (p: 7), (64) The Highlander, (65) addictedtocats, (66) PGR (k: 6), (67) miq, (68) plec0 (k: 17), (69) panaquesta, (70) snaggle, (71) ben757, (72) Waterboy, (73) nashnut, (74) Merlinmaus, (75) junaid, (76) Blaarontjes (p: 3), (77) Lloydy, (78) skaskankerbr (k: 3), (79) PlecoCrazy (k: 5), (80) bcb, (81) fusco (k: 8), (82) Holey_Rock_of_Texas (k: 2), (83) don90, (84) Dixen (DK), (85) gem400 (k: 7), (86) jsper, (87) BrendanK, (88) mulloway (p: 3, k: 6), (89) ali12345, (90) thejudgement, (91) Per (k: 5), (92) fischkringli, (93) jac (k: 8), (94) foley, (95) Azarak (k: 2), (96) boogie, (97) drakeho (k: 9), (98) Rohan Richardson (p: 2), (99) tinman_rlg, (100) matti2uude (k: 35), who also notes: "Breeding group of 5 plus fry.", (101) oxdeleon, (102) krzys, (103) h2opleco, (104) icekiki, (105) tcmfish (k: 4), (106) Bacce, (107) jiapei, (108) tilly, (109) Janne Josefsson, (110) godfreyhales (k: 9), (111) tinycichlid1 (k: 4), (112) leej24 (k: 7), who also notes: "These juveniles are located in a 20 gallon long.", (113) ucdxmisty, (114) ouscazz (k: 2), (115) claro, (116) cichlideakvarie.dk, (117) Anni, (118) Juand15, (119) Jools, (120) schoie, (121) Bjørn, (122) Hellboy (k: 6), (123) drd, (124) Elisabeth Dahl (k: 6), (125) X-Tank, (126) drpleco (p: 3, k: 17), (127) CanadaPleco, (128) svenrhapsody, (129) vanillarum (k: 6), (130) yos.sho, (131) plecotac, (132) danielryan (k: 15), (133) bottomfeeders (k: 5), (134) nkm68, (135) Tallblue (k: 20), who also notes: "3-12-2010 : First Brood about 6 months old. Second Brood about 4 months old. Using Almond leaves about 3 in a 55. (fry eat the leaf so do older fry, even juveniles) Also Black Water By Tetra. Charcoal in filter.", (136) paul_shari (k: 5), (137) Rita Aspevik (k: 6), (138) stefanfischer (k: 19), (139) Neri2495, (140) J Bluto, (141) Suckermouth (k: 7), (142) Aquanaut, (143) scat35, (144) 2wheelsx2 (p: 3, k: 32), who also notes: "F1 from Ontario. Hoards of juvies and fry", "Added a full grown adult from Charles. Will be transferred to cube.", "Bonus to L134 deal", (145) dconnors (k: 32), (146) Kenny Tay, (147) a2fishguy (k: 7), (148) Kudlaty (p: 2), (149) robert521 (k: 6), (150) Torb (k: 3), (151) tspaceace68, (152) upc239 (k: 2), (153) verbal (k: 3), (154) rhibear (k: 5), (155) wolverine2031, (156) Amazoniensis (k: 3), (157) tiffanyjayne, (158) KiwiBigD, (159) phypes (k: 6), (160) BasS (k: 3), (161) mozart (k: 5), (162) FunkyFredFrog (k: 3), (163) Raina, (164) plecomanpat (k: 2), (165) idudi, (166) L260, (167) avga, (168) bigbird (k: 7), (169) jp11biod, (170) DOThack (p: 3), (171) Nabobmob1 (k: 7), who also notes: "Port Do Moz Strain", (172) zebra1, (173) glenny (k: 2), (174) smitty, who also notes: "They had pleco listed as L066. I will have to further check to confirm which one it actually is. However I am leaning towards L333.", (175) tomr (k: 8), (176) dreville, (177) kouen, (178) Blackhawker (p: 2), (179) stumac (k: 14), who also notes: "3 adult yellow type and 11 sub adult black and white about 2.5"", (180) dt23, (181) Black_flys (k: 12), (182) FFTRIP (p: 2), (183) biotope69 (k: 2), (184) chez, (185) ITR371 (k: 7), (186) YARIS, (187) newcatfish (p: 4), (188) Zulan, (189) keen-eyed (k: 7), (190) maas, (191) rroomm11 (k: 8), (192) mikeyboy31175, (193) lukan, (194) catfishhunter (p: 2), (195) ccc, (196) Ecrevince (p: 2, k: 4), (197) jha61, (198) safy (k: 2), (199) galactuz, (200) Max Chumachenko (k: 10), (201) l3334life, (202) dav, (203) Elwood (k: 5), (204) mikebren12 (p: 2, k: 5), (205) Ottofan2003, (206) gforcefx, (207) brizmale28, (208) dudiel, (209) shooter50014 (p: 2, k: 155), (210) BrianShr, (211) FrankvdB, (212) PseudaSmart (k: 5), (213) HERVE, (214) milosz (k: 5), (215) eyal8a, (216) yogi88, (217) Blackguard, (218) Aquaman19, (219) Beniji, (220) GregT, (221) JamieDurrant (k: 7), who also notes: "Have 7 L333 fry bought at around 1-1.5" growing on hopefully for a breeding project. Growing well on bloodworms, tetra prima and mussels.", (222) PNTaquatics (k: 5), (223) fallout801 (k: 4), (224) thepenguin, (225) kawa85 (k: 43), (226) Yowie, (227) Id16, (228) dan1984, (229) KillieOrCory, (230) m1ke715m (k: 5), (231) Cristoffer Forssander, (232) cpu4998, (233) stephan333, (234) Microsab, (235) play82on, (236) Anthony King, (237) janohansen (k: 12), (238) steph en jess (k: 5), (239) rodney, (240) adcc (p: 2, k: 10), (241) Andrewjw (k: 6), (242) sem87, (243) XgreenX, (244) pleco rob, (245) csengc61, (246) jorgehdzy, (247) Krissy, (248) Syno Rey (k: 3), (249) stevens.wang, (250) Alexandermaule, (251) Rebel00357 (k: 5), (252) Are06n (k: 6), (253) Kanta (p: 5), (254) ChristianS (k: 5), (255) L3hundred33, (256) AnnaIsabel, (257) celticfish, (258) kimbo, (259) mike197, (260) chriscoli, (261) LiZZzz (k: 6), (262) yannick77, (263) Ozboy (k: 9), (264) cypho23, (265) Igor Hotasi Simamora (k: 9), (266) Stuey, (267) tyrone147, (268) Matturbin, (269) YSR50 (k: 8), (270) Narwhal72, (271) PlecosAndLoaches (k: 2), (272) parrot1974, who also notes: "27-28 degrees. No interest in vegetables or algae wafers. Rarely seen during the day.", (273) TohokuChris (p: 2), (274) Marine590622, (275) labyazilim (k: 2), (276) Mathias (k: 2), (277) LostYeti (k: 4), (278) Asset, (279) Juiceyfish, (280) Tamcon83 (k: 4), (281) PlecoLover2721, (282) ozarowana, (283) Peacefish (k: 106), who also notes: "Spawning in tap water. The breeders are a mix of WC and tank raised. I understand that these are now on Columbia's "Do Not Export" list.", (284) WouterW, (285) derekw, (286) dealwizard4u, (287) Koi-fantast (k: 15), (288) soerennielsen (k: 4), (289) scandicman.

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Breeding Reports (1) Cristoffer Forssander (b: 57), (2) PseudaSmart (b: 56), (3) Nabobmob1 (b: 53), (4) Suckermouth (b: 39), (5) Elwood (b: 17), (6) Narwhal72 (b: 13), (7) Andrewjw (b: 12), (8) Zulan (b: 8).
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Last Update 2005 Dec 10 00:00 (species record created: 2003 Jun 28 00:00)


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