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Cat-eLog Right Arrow Loricariidae Right Arrow Hypostominae Right Arrow Panaqolus

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Scientific Name Panaqolus albivermis  Lujan, Steele & Velasquez, 2013
Common Name(s) L204, Flash Pleco
Small Line Peru-Panaque (Germany)
Type Locality Peru, Padre Abad Province, Irazola District, San Alejandro River, Ucayali River drainage, 195 masl, 8°55'02''S, 75°12'26''W, M. Velasquez, 13 June 2009. [Note original description has a N instead of S in coordinates - this is confirmed as a typo by Nathan Lujan].
Etymology Etymology. The specific epithet albivermis is a combination of the Latin albus, meaning white, and vermis, meaning worm, and is in reference to this species' variable but distinctive white to yellow markings.
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Size 130mm (5.1") SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification P. albivermis has a unique pattern. A dark brown to black base coloration with very thin white to yellow vertical lines starting form on the upper body and going to the lower body. As the fish grows lines tend to become broken to the point, sometimes, where they become spots. Fins have thin white to yellow bands. Juveniles have rather white lines, these lines tend to turn yellow as the fish gets older.
Sexing See CotM article.
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Distribution Peru : Rio Alejandro
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Marañón, Ucayali, Upper Ucayali (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Marañón, Ucayali, Middle Ucayali (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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pH 6.6 - 8.6
Temperature 24.0-30.0°C or 75.2-86°F (Show others within this range)
Other Parameters Typically found in parts of the river 30-50 meters wide river with a depth up to 1m. Conductivity around 190 microsiemens. A strong current is preferred.
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Feeding A wood eating species; vegetables are avidly eaten. Animal protein can be given once in a while but should not be the main diet except when conditioning the fish for breeding as it helps the female to mature the eggs.
Furniture Sand or gravel bottom with a lot of driftwood. A few caves made out of slate plate or bamboo pipes as potential spawning sites.
Compatibility Juveniles are good citizens, they become more territorial as they grow to maturity
Suggested Tankmates Most ideally suited for the more active community tank with shoaling characins the ideal. Active fish should be chosen carefully as to avoid species that might nip at this plecos ornate tail fin extensions.
Breeding See CotM article.
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References Zootaxa 3691 (1): 192–198
Registered Keepers (1) xingumike, (2) natefrog, (3) Ak Viking, (4) mikey, (5) CatBrat, (6) Borbi (k: 2), (7) plecoready, (8) spencerdeluxe, (9) Trident2004, (10) ThorG, (11) pisces52, (12) Oliver D. (k: 2), (13) lordotterby, (14) amergim, (15) geoffkemp, who also notes: "A Spectacular Species. Mine has gotten a fair bit bigger than what the page lists, probably closer to 160mm", (16) arabesque, (17) drgold (k: 7), (18) njfishguy (k: 2), who also notes: "I've been interested in this species for several years but wasn't lucky enough to raise fish of both sexes to maturity at the same time. I have 2 now (May 2014) and although the larger one does not show odontodes, its body shape and behavior tells me it is a female.", (19) fish_mad_guy, (20) taksan (k: 6), who also notes: "Bought, grew, bred and sold. Prefer lots of current and high temps (29c)", (21) harryprog (k: 4), (22) stinger, (23) VirgoWolf, (24) Blue (k: 3), (25) LoL, (26) FreshwaterJeff, who also notes: "I'm finding my L-204 to be more gregarious than other species I have kept, and I'm really enjoying keeping him.", (27) johanlidman, (28) BK, (29) ani-mal-lvr, (30) Brotox (p: 3), (31) HBC, (32) prutsprogrammeur (k: 3), (33) alga (k: 2), (34) Live, (35) cobraconny (k: 2), (36) Poshpleco, (37) rimbaudsarm, (38) DutchFry, (39) whiteymoza, (40) Colin_BC, (41) Selveste_Preben (k: 2), (42) Birger Amundsen (k: 5), (43) Freakdaddy (k: 2), (44) soltarii007, (45) krazyGeoff (p: 2, k: 6), (46) defibf (k: 9), (47) rosemarydawn, (48) awzen, (49) chillired, (50) neon, (51) Zohar, (52) trini_100, (53) KnaveTO, who also notes: "Lost one on 21 Oct 09 - tank crash", (54) Gog, (55) gemjunkie, (56) jippo, (57) muddymudskipper (p: 2), (58) kenneth knutsen, (59) LUISGOREY, (60) scottb, (61) defi (k: 8), (62) Liz H, (63) Complexity, who also notes: "Beautiful, but extremely shy fish. Loves his wood. Temp 76F, pH 8.0. Territorial when older. Very hardy. Loves zucchini, cucumbers, and algae tabs. Lots of poop! His tail is especially pretty.", (64) ayshea, (65) RayGnz, (66) traco, (67) Wels, (68) lewishan, (69) ashik (k: 3), (70) dreadboy113, (71) miniko, (72) doodle, (73) Numbers, (74) pureplecs, (75) The Highlander, (76) addictedtocats, (77) chalkvandam (k: 6), (78) Complecs, (79) cathje (k: 2), (80) djwalker124, who also notes: "A wood eating species; vegetables are avidly eaten. Animal protein can be given once in a while but should not be the main diet except when conditioning the fish for breeding as it helps the female to mature the eggs. pH 6.6-8.6", (81) fleahound, (82) PlecoCrazy (k: 3), (83) tvwav, (84) missileman, (85) lizimal, (86) ElTofi (k: 6), who also notes: "several pseudo-spawns... but probably a too hard water... they are in a community 720 liters with Pterophillum ", (87) smsjazz81, (88) Rixxter, (89) Gord Emsdale (p: 2, k: 4), who also notes: "No eggs yet", "This species is extremely shy, they were about 1.5 inch when I got them, now they are about 4 inches, still have not bread, but very healthy, sure wish they'd make some babies.", (90) Haavard Stoere (k: 18), (91) upc239, (92) otyrwhitt (p: 2), (93) robt18, (94) Liam50LB (p: 2), (95) ablank (k: 12), (96) ofird, who also notes: "13 cm Flash Pleco, L204 Peru A wood eating species; ", (97) busgod, (98) ahodge84, (99) johnpeezy, (100) Sutrisno, (101) stang1 (k: 3), (102) AleGer (k: 11), (103) jomi, (104) thicis, (105) andy75 (k: 2), (106) KAROBA (k: 8), (107) Janne Josefsson, (108) godfreyhales (k: 7), (109) jac (k: 2), who also notes: "Wildcaught.", (110) poel_19, (111) flatfish (p: 2, k: 2), (112) nvcichlids (k: 8), (113) Boxy, (114) Billybob, (115) dave air, (116) Jørn Kåsa, (117) Bjørn, (118) DaveW (k: 5), (119) ayrtoninst, (120) andi, (121) andreogmikela, (122) drpleco (k: 6), (123) ACMEexp (k: 9), (124) janne dahle (k: 8), (125) Nichof (k: 3), (126) kwalker (k: 2), (127) stuart264, (128) KnapTo, (129) Neri2495, (130) FynFisker, (131) keen-eyed (k: 6), (132) scleropages, (133) EHEIM~ADDICT, (134) Aquanaut (k: 2), (135) Derzel, (136) mrfishydude, (137) rdp50734, (138) oli (k: 6), (139) 2wheelsx2 (p: 2, k: 4), who also notes: "Lost on June 26, 2011.", "Chubby female from Charles.", (140) satony, (141) theviper06, who also notes: "Emperor ", (142) saltcop, (143) Buc_Nasty, (144) Hansen (k: 3), (145) wimmels, (146) Nabobmob1, (147) Little-AL, (148) bcmitchell, (149) ridout, (150) Steen (k: 2), (151) Donald (k: 7), (152) MatsP (k: 6), who also notes: "Bought tiny ones at the CSG auction in September. They have almost doubled in size in two-three months. Sold two, probable males, of the four I had left after one disappeared early on.", (153) plecorocks, (154) Skwidd, Inc., (155) Mazzi, (156) SHEAG35 (k: 9), (157) danlinn, (158) plecomanpat (k: 2), (159) hankinswood (k: 3), (160) aquaoahu, (161) idudi, (162) DazSH (k: 3), (163) PanaqueDave (k: 4), who also notes: "Havinf VERY good luck with New Life Spectrum Sinking wafers and Sinking pellets.", (164) essexaqua, (165) mike h, (166) Jude, (167) jp11biod, (168) SHEAG (k: 9), (169) smitty (p: 2, k: 2), who also notes: "Duplicate Entry.", (170) Korsaaven (k: 2), who also notes: "I sold off my 2 males to see if the pair will spawn. So far no luck.", (171) pleco maniac, (172) zopie, (173) arapaimag, (174) stumac (k: 2), (175) FFTRIP (p: 2), (176) chez, (177) bartian, (178) Decker504, (179) 29buur (k: 4), (180) Dan101, (181) Zulan, (182) Martin Holm, (183) lethalcustoms00, (184) elcucuu, (185) Yakov_krepak, (186) phiaqeezh, (187) ColumbianChocolate (k: 2), (188) Sam, (189) tomr, (190) Skägget (k: 2), who also notes: "Beautiful and not shy at all", (191) jeff.l (p: 2), (192) Terrycherry, (193) Copp81, (194) verbal (k: 5), (195) marsbar, (196) ali_uk_1, (197) Ottofan2003, (198) john82, (199) mikebren12, (200) johni (k: 6), (201) Floody, (202) knirper, (203) crusnik, (204) dudiel, (205) seliel, (206) Brisch, (207) HERVE, (208) eyal8a (k: 2), (209) _jeroenbol, (210) viplecoman, (211) fallout801 (k: 3), (212) jwhite, (213) Id16, (214) m1ke715m (k: 6), (215) plecofreak19, (216) hovlandl, (217) dwaquatics_2012, (218) pollie, (219) sem87, (220) Xaim (k: 2), who also notes: "Bueatyfull fish, growing fast! Eating lots of wood...yeah can hear them eat.", (221) pleco rob, (222) dansemacabre, (223) jorgehdzy, (224) camtang, (225) Narwhal72, (226) TB1987, who also notes: "Initially very shy, loves redmoor wood. Almost exclusively a wood eater.", (227) Alexandermaule, (228) Rebel00357 (k: 3), (229) Valb68 (k: 5), (230) LiZZzz (k: 6), (231) Stefan2013, (232) daniel60 (p: 3, k: 7), (233) john h, (234) frog72 (k: 6), (235) Tamcon83 (k: 4), (236) saline, (237) hypanaquolus, (238) Allen Repashy, (239) pereli (k: 2), (240) irshprncsk, (241) Triactis Trainer, (242) looch09 (k: 3), (243) victoriaz24, (244) Marine590622, (245) 7Pete, (246) lapki2001, (247) Ciryluk3g (k: 2), (248) Asset, (249) Sharpy, (250) Juiceyfish, (251) BazzNL, (252) Brad Pleco Addict (k: 4), (253) B20, (254) WouterW, (255) vince0, (256) scandicman.

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Breeding Reports (1) viplecoman (b: 46).
Articles
Article - CotM 2005 December
Article - Shane's World Reproduction Spawning Panaque sp, L204
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