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

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Scientific NameHypancistrus sp. (L066)  , 1990
Common Name(s)L066, King Tiger Pleco
Acari Pão (Brazilian), Network Pleco, Scribbled Pleco
Type LocalityLower Xingú or Tocantins, Pará, Brazil
Pronunciationhype an siss truss
EtymologyA 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. 
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Size 120mm or 4.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
IdentificationA distinctive L number that is most often confused with a few other similarly patterned species, such as L333, L318, L399, L400 and L401. Youngsters however are quite different from the adults. Both fishes have a light base with dark lines. L066 has a paler base colouration than L333 where L333 has a yellow/light brown base colouration, and more slender. Both L066 and L333 are from Rio Xingu
L066 has even/straight lines in the fins, other similar fish do not
L318 and L401 comes from different rivers other than RIo Xingu, so if capture location is available, then the difference is very obvious. Both of these fishes have a dark base colouration with lighter lines. L318 also has more wide areas of dark colour and the lighter lines are often broken. L401 has narrower dark areas, but still many broken lines.
SexingAdult males develope teeth-like odontodes around the head and the pectoral fins. Viewed from above the female looks much more massive than the male.
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DistributionLower Xingu.
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tocantins (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Xingu (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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pH5.8 - 7.0
Temperature25.0-29.0°C or 77-84.2°F (Show others within this range)
Other ParametersThis fish prefers good current and high oxygen levels.
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FeedingCarnivore - feed with bloodworms, mussel, sinking prepared food (such as Tetra bits), carnivore wafers, shrimp pellets and so on.
FurnitureA hiding space for each fish is required.
CompatibilitySomewhat territorial towards conspecifics.
Suggested TankmatesSmall 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.
BreedingSee Shane's World article link below.
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Registered Keepers(1) Yann (k: 2), who also notes: "Finally spawn this species after 7 years of waiting obtain 2 spawns from the group", (2) Ak Viking (k: 15), (3) Cory-Diddi, (4) Tulio, (5) Daniel Machado, (6) spencerdeluxe, (7) Trident2004, (8) Zebra46 (k: 9), (9) lookyloo, (10) Kimmy73b, (11) amergim, (12) alga (k: 4), (13) CatBrat, (14) drgold (p: 2, k: 14), (15) alenate (k: 5), who also notes: "Breeding group. produses 20 to 30 fry every month.", (16) Tuti, (17) DarkAtlas, (18) taksan (k: 4), who also notes: "Sold this group. Typical Hyper sp. ", (19) petri, (20) harryprog (k: 5), (21) LoL (k: 2), (22) kntrygrl4lyfe, (23) Lcdtuner (k: 3), (24) nettaigyo, (25) pureplecs (k: 8), (26) mzavori, (27) KenyanSandBoa, (28) Andersonic, (29) Daragh (k: 6), (30) DaveT (p: 2, k: 55), (31) spot86t (k: 2), who also notes: "Right now mine are fairly young - difficult to sex them. In time I hope I end up with a nice breeding pair as I think they're a pleasure to the eyes!", (32) Brotox (p: 4), (33) ripam, (34) Darren C, (35) Bristle nose, (36) Freakdaddy (k: 6), (37) k1ttyme0w, (38) prutsprogrammeur, (39) franc (k: 3), (40) cobraconny, (41) henryrus, (42) Tomas (k: 2), (43) Snowy (k: 14), (44) stonny, (45) plugger1969, (46) Colin Keightley, (47) joepleco, (48) magnar30, (49) trini_100, (50) Dave_C, (51) Zebadee (k: 3), (52) jburke11 (k: 9), (53) loloveto, (54) norfolkgarden, who also notes: "5 inches. Hides constantly, even during feeding, Beautiful fish, zero personality. 5 inches. Hides constantly, even during feeding, Beautiful fish, zero personality.", (55) doodle, (56) LUISGOREY, (57) Cdn Glenwood, (58) museau, (59) NHL (k: 8), (60) ayshea, (61) RayGnz, (62) MONG (p: 4), (63) weisel (k: 6), (64) L-ko (k: 7), (65) elbowjuice, (66) miniko, (67) Birger Amundsen, (68) ronsterrc, (69) Numbers (k: 12), who also notes: "3 diff blood lines 3 - Mike W $120 @ 3cm 3 - Brian G $80 @ 5cm 5 - Arrows $110 @3cm", (70) worldwide73, (71) Leucosticta, (72) aaalrust, (73) cwhite67, (74) chanteloup (p: 7), (75) jjkolodz (k: 3), (76) plumbob3VRK6J5, (77) DaveW (k: 6), (78) Jeff12 (p: 2), (79) Julie, (80) chalkvandam (k: 5), (81) ben757, (82) TetraCrusta, (83) djwalker124, (84) Hobby, (85) thegeeman, (86) Waterboy, (87) junaid (p: 3), (88) wiseoldowl, (89) d_frag, (90) stratofish (p: 2), (91) Wgm (k: 6), (92) tvwav, (93) bcb, (94) AndrewC (k: 5), (95) Per (k: 4), (96) smithrc, (97) kiwiplymouth (k: 4), (98) ElTofi (k: 10), who also notes: "several spawnings during 7 years. I sold the initial group last year. 10 youngsters were left accidentaly in a 1600 liters tank", (99) Deano089 (p: 2), (100) BrendanK, (101) Seaokoy, (102) krzys (k: 2), (103) ali12345, (104) PlecoCrazy (k: 6), (105) andy75, (106) Zeroblues, (107) WIGSTER, (108) jha61, (109) jac (k: 12), who also notes: "First spawn 5-6-'09.", (110) dougy, (111) andywoolloo (k: 2), (112) fusco (k: 13), (113) boogie, (114) drakeho (k: 59), (115) theonetruepath (k: 3), (116) Juha, (117) tinman_rlg, (118) jiapei (k: 3), (119) ofird, who also notes: "King Tiger Pleco, L066, Network Pleco, Scribbled Pleco Brazil 12 cm Carnivore ", (120) catmar, (121) MatsP (k: 5), who also notes: "From DaveT via RichardB Started out with 6 of them. Lost one during summer - not sure why, it was just floating upside down... ", (122) Sutrisno (p: 2), (123) st24rsap (k: 106), (124) jasonkhor, (125) tf_fish (k: 4), (126) tcmfish, (127) Bacce, (128) AleGer (k: 2), (129) jomi, (130) Xplode (k: 10), (131) OlePaulsen (k: 6), (132) tilly, (133) Greg Curtis, (134) Janne Josefsson, (135) tinycichlid1 (k: 4), (136) guppyman, (137) upc239, (138) Billybob, (139) cichlideakvarie.dk, (140) claro, (141) KnaveTO (k: 4), (142) Bjørn, (143) Hellboy, (144) TomK (k: 2), (145) raymgnz215, (146) Elisabeth Dahl (k: 41), (147) X-Tank, (148) drpleco (k: 8), (149) oli (k: 6), (150) elmar (k: 2), (151) KnapTo, (152) 2wheelsx2 (k: 3), who also notes: "Moved to 100 gallon cube Dec. 4", (153) whiteymoza, (154) Sapuhias, (155) playcos (k: 22), who also notes: "Multiple spawnings", (156) bottomfeeders (k: 7), (157) somename, (158) Tallblue (k: 5), (159) djtonyel (k: 6), who also notes: "1-4-2010 My first Breeding :)", (160) catxx (k: 2), (161) XufoX (k: 2), (162) Suckermouth (k: 3), (163) petgoss (k: 4), who also notes: "Feeding with bloodworm and chopped up ocean prawn - they love the prawn.", (164) Kenny Tay, (165) ieepp, (166) bcmitchell, (167) tspaceace68, (168) huffmagx (k: 4), who also notes: "Acquired 4 FI individuals in a group buy from AB", (169) NC24, (170) lnumbers63 (k: 2), (171) Steen (k: 3), (172) matthewfaulkner, (173) Richard B (k: 2), (174) rayfong (k: 7), (175) monkiecat (k: 24), (176) jeroensten (p: 2, k: 4), (177) Mazzi, (178) Raina, (179) mozart (k: 8), (180) SHEAG35 (k: 4), (181) d3n2, (182) plecomanpat (p: 2, k: 2), (183) wobbler (k: 6), (184) Magnus Nodland, (185) L260, (186) SHEAG (k: 4), (187) scorpia9100 (p: 2), (188) hullfishman (k: 2), (189) dt23, (190) chez, (191) Andypex (k: 3), who also notes: "Bought a Breeding Pair of L066 from Jo Crane, this pair are alone in this tank, the spare male is in a different tank.", (192) geminiluna, (193) pink_fish, (194) elcucuu, (195) Andynotts (k: 2), (196) Hapahound1971, (197) tagamasid1023 (p: 2, k: 2), who also notes: "I am very pleased to find this rare hypan in my area. Got it really cheap, about half of the on-line price. It is very shy but will not hesitate to come out during feeding time. I hope to find a couple more and try breeding them.", (198) tiffanyjayne, (199) stefanfischer (k: 11), (200) galactuz, (201) snike, (202) 4122Johns, (203) MrGT500, (204) marsbar, (205) mikebren12 (p: 3, k: 18), (206) gforcefx, (207) FynFisker (k: 9), (208) flatfish (p: 2, k: 87), (209) leej24, (210) Glyndwr, (211) MIX02U, (212) brizmale28, (213) Lframe (k: 7), (214) edkin, (215) giraffee (k: 2), (216) jamos, (217) milosz (k: 5), (218) Plecmadmike (p: 2, k: 60), (219) SonoAngel, (220) yogi88, (221) jay_leask (k: 2), (222) ChristianS (k: 5), (223) urison, (224) cassie_86 (k: 2), who also notes: "First i think at these guys are L333, but now i know that they are L66 juveniles.", (225) victoriaz24, (226) Dally, (227) pereli, (228) sem87, (229) seba089 (k: 3), (230) fallout801 (k: 8), (231) wet-handed (k: 4), who also notes: "Still juveniles. Thank you FantasticFins.", (232) Jaz (k: 47), (233) Ghenriques, (234) m1ke715m (k: 4), (235) psyk1, (236) stephan333 (k: 5), (237) XgreenX (p: 2), (238) rodney (k: 12), (239) Wijnbelevenis, (240) stezatois, (241) Paul (k: 10), (242) CATMANdrew, (243) dconnors (k: 9), (244) Lars Jamne (k: 5), (245) Cepreu (k: 2), who also notes: "3 cm Rip :(", (246) jorgehdzy, (247) steph en jess (k: 5), (248) Syno Rey, (249) Krissy, (250) MrsJP (p: 2), (251) leberruyer (p: 2), (252) edtam88, (253) cjerrom, (254) priits (k: 2), (255) citizencurt, (256) Dark Rose, (257) plecoboy (k: 3), (258) john h, (259) Are06n (k: 2), (260) Templeflower (k: 3), (261) mike197, (262) Carmine, (263) saor alba, (264) camtang, (265) lightseeker5000 (k: 3), (266) nissop (k: 31), (267) mp1973, (268) mjh712 (k: 5), (269) Ozboy (k: 2), (270) jjmagnificent, (271) DarrenH, (272) gem400, (273) JoelyE95, (274) JSamuels (k: 4), (275) hypanaquolus, (276) Rlhull (p: 2), (277) elisabeth (k: 59), (278) Igor Hotasi Simamora (k: 4), (279) rizla75, (280) Id16, (281) CodOnMyRod, (282) TohokuChris, (283) Sharpy, (284) Juiceyfish, (285) Vierrollenfreak, (286) krazyGeoff, (287) Asset, (288) Geebs, (289) KGlo, (290) Leon, (291) evojoey, (292) ChristianKline, (293) rimmerhusfisk (k: 5), (294) PlecoLover2721 (k: 2), (295) Chicxulub, (296) ahxw, (297) WouterW, (298) derekw, (299) Alta (k: 10), (300) Mathias, (301) dealwizard4u, (302) Eitel (k: 5), (303) LostYeti, (304) uaru (k: 2), (305) vince0, (306) safrane, (307) Tamcon83 (k: 8), (308) TrulsK (k: 8), (309) Clavius, (310) Coldhands (p: 3, k: 3), (311) PurecoYSS (k: 3), who also notes: "L066 / L333 ??", (312) trafford_66, (313) WildfirebirdPerkins, (314) saki, (315) PlecosAndLoaches, (316) djclueze, (317) Snudify, (318) kwalker, (319) jkeeler, (320) jzcombo, (321) Kaetsy, (322) rootbear, (323) Foti, (324) mickf1, (325) Steven Jansen 72, (326) ebakklan, (327) Garfield1969, (328) And3rs, (329) Orven, (330) Zulan, (331) GHCHPlecos, (332) frog72 (k: 6), (333) crulle, (334) Ltygress (p: 2), (335) Jesnil72 (k: 8), (336) Littleleeper23, (337) beanuk, (338) DHarris, (339) richnlou11, (340) Narwhal72, (341) tyrone147, (342) Jborley, (343) YSR50 (k: 3), (344) Junglejason, (345) adcc (k: 2), (346) Rogier, (347) GeirO.

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Breeding Reports(1) flatfish (b: 64), (2) ElTofi (b: 55), (3) Andrewjw (b: 51), (4) jamos (b: 49), (5) mikebren12 (b: 42), (6) Suckermouth (b: 41), (7) mjh712 (b: 39), (8) Zulan (b: 39), (9) Jaz (b: 26), (10) djtonyel (b: 13), (11) derekw (b: 13), (12) Geebs (b: 12), (13) tyrone147 (b: 7).
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