|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Hypancistrus contradens Armbruster, Lujan & Taphorn, 2007|
|Type Locality||Río Ventuari, 23 kilometers northeast of Macuruco, 94 kilometers east of San Fernando de Atabapo, 4°04'50''N, 66°51'31''W, Amazonus, Venezuela|
|Pronunciation||hype an siss truss - kon tra dens|
|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. From the Latin contra for opposite, or of difference, and dens for tooth, in reference to the differently shaped teeth in the dentary and premaxilla.|
|Size||126mm (5") SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Often confused because of the picture in Aqualog and originally thought to be Hypancistrus inspector - Hypancistrus contradens lacks the black edging seen in the unpaired fins of Hypancistrus inspector.
Most easily confused with L201 which is flatter, more finely spotted and is more slender and less high bodied than Hypancistrus contradens which also grows about 2cm longer.
|Sexing||Mature males develop teeth like odontodes on their leading pectoral fin rays. These are more noticeable seasonally - presumably they are enlarged during the reproductive season.|
|Distribution||Border area Brazil/Venezuela (Upper rios Orinoco and Negro).
Orinoco, Upper Orinoco, Ventuari (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Orinoco, Upper Orinoco (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro, Upper Negro (click on these areas to find other species found there) (Click the map-icon to show/hide map of species distribution)
|pH||5.0 - 7.5|
|Temperature||25.0-29.0°C or 77-84.2°F (Show others within this range)|
|Feeding||Unlike the popular opinion of many other loricariids, Hypancistrus are more carnivores than algae eaters. This is backed up by a small and lightly toothed mouth that indicates they are poor algae scrapers. Provide small and frequent supply of mainly meaty foods such as dry discus food, bloodworm and even brineshrimp with the infrequent offering of flake or algae tablets.|
|Compatibility||Suitable with most fish, as long as they are not too large or territorial about bottom-space.|
|Breeding||Breeds in a cave in typical Hypancistrus manner. Cave around 2.5cm/1"-5cm/2" diameter/diagonal and around 15cm/6" deep. Male cares for the brood for approximately 14 days. The clutch is around 20-50 eggs, depending on the size and condition of the female.|
|References||Aqualog shows an out-of-water L270 (or possibly L129) either way it's not this fish.
Copeia 2007(1) 62-79
|Registered Keepers||(1) snowball (k: 3), (2) Ak Viking, (3) mikey, (4) Cory-Diddi, (5) plecoboy (k: 5), who also notes: "They are together breeding in a 50 gallon breeder.", (6) gimmeplec5 (k: 2), (7) plecoready, (8) Zebra46 (k: 8), (9) ThorG, (10) ivokilli, (11) amergim, (12) alga (k: 24), (13) fishfarmer (k: 50), who also notes: "Breeding report on my web site http://cinci-fishfarmer.com/reports/L-201BR.html", (14) Kingkat, (15) Tuti, (16) apistomaster (k: 6), who also notes: "Obtained very small specimens. Very shy species although also attractive.", (17) Bristle nose, (18) HylaChristine, (19) AmLi (k: 5), (20) Brotox (p: 4), (21) Plank (k: 3), (22) Poshpleco, (23) Vierrollenfreak (k: 14), (24) henryrus, (25) Selveste_Preben, (26) kerryteatsjr (k: 7), (27) Freakdaddy (k: 11), (28) chillired, (29) L127 (k: 3), (30) goodmike (k: 3), (31) drgold (k: 15), (32) Qaddiction, (33) Matien (k: 12), (34) CoryLoachFreak, (35) Yann (k: 2), (36) loloveto, (37) Scubaguy, who also notes: "Wild caught.
L201", (38) Kenneth Wong, (39) husky_jim (k: 8), (40) briggadane (k: 4), (41) Plecofanatic1989, (42) pureplecs, (43) calsonic, (44) Numbers (k: 12), who also notes: "3 diff blood lines
2cm $85", (45) worldwide73, (46) Chillired89, (47) Nagy, (48) nvcichlids (k: 4), (49) Lubbe, (50) Tasplec, (51) miq (p: 2), (52) zhallam, (53) Koen (k: 5), (54) Complecs, (55) Joeytoe, (56) krzys (k: 2), (57) turtleboy07, (58) d_frag, (59) bert, (60) Xplode (k: 3), (61) Aquariumfun (k: 19), (62) flavus (k: 3), (63) Holey_Rock_of_Texas (k: 2), (64) BrendanK, (65) oxdeleon, (66) dconnors (k: 18), (67) OlePaulsen (k: 2), (68) amt4470, (69) tinycichlid1 (k: 4), who also notes: "still too small to tell", (70) Blackhawker, (71) TwoTankAmin (k: 30), who also notes: "Several spawns. 1st eaten by corys. 2nd growing out. ", (72) drpleco (k: 15), (73) Coco (k: 2), (74) Rita A (k: 4), (75) pleco_breeder (k: 4), (76) somename, (77) PlecoCrazy (p: 2, k: 21), (78) Torb (k: 5), (79) cjhoogma, (80) Mapple, (81) Donald (k: 8), (82) Raina, (83) AleGer (k: 12), (84) hankinswood, (85) xander, (86) lorax84, (87) avga, (88) janne dahle (k: 7), (89) Nabobmob1 (k: 13), (90) FrogSplash, (91) Lihn (k: 5), (92) cdc069 (p: 2), (93) tagamasid1023, who also notes: "Hypancistrus Contradens is one of my favorites! I got my first hypancistrus contradens last July after a very long search in the Chicagoland. This hypan adapted really well in my Oscar tank and grew very rapidly! It started out around 50mm in July then grew to about 90mm by October. Unfortunately, this male hypan died for unknown reasons. My new one (pictured) is from the same LFS and about 50mm but has paler yellow spots compared to my first one. Perhaps this one is a she because of its dull colouration. They labeled it as L 136b, but I think they erred. My ultimate goal is to breed this hypan. But first, I need to maintain this one and determine its sex soon so that I can find a mate for it. Any advice guys?", (94) FFTRIP, (95) fahaka, (96) Sanplec (k: 6), (97) shooter50014 (k: 5), (98) seliel (k: 23), (99) yogi88, (100) Plaegis (k: 5), (101) Kai Hansen, (102) wet-handed (k: 4), (103) çaykaralı, (104) Cristoffer Forssander, (105) sem87, (106) msjinkzd (k: 12), (107) linuxrulesusa (k: 2), (108) baspen, (109) tangman, (110) kwalker (k: 10), (111) m1ke715m.
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|Breeding Reports||(1) AleGer (b: 53), (2) Yann (b: 48), (3) Cristoffer Forssander (b: 48), (4) Elwood (b: 23), (5) djtonyel (b: 12).|
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|Last Update||2013 Mar 11 09:08 (species record created: 2001 Aug 27 00:00)|
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