|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Panaqolus sp. (L397)|
|Pronunciation||pan ack oh luss|
|Etymology||Panaqolus: Inelegantly derived from the indigenous term Panaque and in a form that infers a smaller size than that genus.|
|Sexing||Males have broader head and much heavier level of odontodes on the rear of the body, as well as odontodes on the pectoral fins.|
|Distribution||Lower Amazon, near Alenquer.
Amazon, Lower Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there) (Click the map-icon to show/hide map of species distribution)
|Feeding||This genus feeds on wood, and should have several pieces, preferably several kinds of wood to chew on. Aside from wood, a mainly vegetarian diet is recommended, prepared food such as algae wafers and fresh vegetables, such as courgette (zucchini) and tubers such as potato or sweet potato (yams).|
|Furniture||Rock piles are optional and wood tangles are a must. Plants are not vital and will be nibbled or destroyed.|
|Suggested Tankmates||Works well with most types of peaceful community fish. Can be somewhat territorial towards conspecifics, but given enough hiding spaces, a group can be kept in a suitable size aquarium - roughly requiring a 30 x 30cm area per fish.|
|Breeding||Females lay between 25 and 40 eggs, around 6mm in diameter. Males care for the eggs and fry. After approximately 7 days the egg-sack is consumed. The fry aren't particularly sensitive, but should have access to soft wood to chew on; this combined with algae tablets and a little bit of high protein food will have them grow quickly and are sexually mature after around a year. They will spawn in ceramic caves, but seem to prefer caves made from bamboo, but they will chew this type of cave to bids.Spawning takes place at a temperature between 26 and 29C and a conductivity between 200 and 400 uS/cm (around 150-300ppm TDS). Circulation needs to be good but not strong.|
|Registered Keepers||(1) Bristle nose, (2) plugger1969, (3) Selveste_Preben, (4) chorrylan (k: 7), (5) Firestorming (k: 5), (6) briztoon (k: 7), (7) Vierrollenfreak (k: 12), (8) Lubbe, (9) CCA001, (10) djwalker124, (11) mulloway (p: 2), (12) h2opleco, (13) dave air (p: 2), (14) andi, (15) Mooo (k: 2), who also notes: "Thank You to the Catfish fairy..:o) ", (16) DJ-don (k: 2), who also notes: "very contradictory fish. timid but very territorial to other plecos but not really towards their own species ", (17) bottomfeeders (k: 2), (18) KiwiBigD, (19) jac (k: 14), (20) ITR371 (k: 2), (21) FFTRIP, (22) snike, (23) milosz (k: 6), (24) brizmale28, (25) Mazzi, (26) tangles, (27) Hellboy, (28) Cristoffer Forssander, (29) Zulan, (30) CoryWally, (31) plecolover3 (k: 3), who also notes: "Absolutly stunning i was the first to buy these from a shop in the uk and dont regret it one bit.
i brought 2 to start of with but brought anoter a couple of weeks after.
im hoping these are 1m and 2females.", (32) Lars Jamne (k: 5), who also notes: "F1 from Sweden", (33) robin1, (34) TaraJ74 (k: 4), who also notes: "Very cute little guys...when i actually get to see them...Got 2 more larger ones about 6-7cm...Definately see these ones more than the smaller ones...Great looking fish!!", (35) mekkalicious, (36) stezatois, (37) Mruaru (p: 2), (38) adcc (k: 5), (39) redwood (k: 5), (40) john h, (41) saor alba, (42) mike197, (43) Ozboy (k: 5), (44) mcq1, (45) gem400, (46) Dominic H., (47) JoelyE95, (48) elisabeth (k: 6), (49) Yann (k: 4), (50) scientist0724, (51) Barbie, (52) Asset, (53) ozarowana, (54) Alta, (55) Are06n (k: 4), (56) Allen Repashy, (57) zn30, (58) Clavius, (59) Mol_PMB (k: 4), (60) Kasaraset, (61) Roosterboy, (62) Chrisfish, (63) Foti, (64) ebakklan.
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|Breeding Reports||(1) Cristoffer Forssander (b: 57), (2) Mol_PMB (b: 50), (3) jac (b: 31).|
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|Last Update||2014 Jan 09 15:34 (species record created: 2006 Apr 01 00:00)|