|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Panaqolus albomaculatus (Kanazawa, 1958)|
|Common Name(s)||LDA031, Mustard Spot Pleco|
Orange Spot Pleco
|Type Locality||Río Pucuno, trib. of Río Suno, upper Río Napo basin, 0°47'S, 77°16'W, Napo Prov., Ecuador.|
|Pronunciation||pan ack oh luss - al bow mak u LAT uss|
|Etymology||Panaqolus: Inelegantly derived from the indigenous term Panaque and in a form that infers a smaller size than that genus. This specific epithet refers to its white(albus=white) spots(maculo, -atus=spot, speckle).|
|Size||130mm or 5.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Although it sports a common colouration, the wide spaces spots of this fish when young and its distinctive body shape help as pointers to ID.|
|Sexing||Mature males develop long interopercular spines and furry-like hair fine body denticles.|
|Distribution||Ecuador (Rio Suno, Napo River, Rio Pucuno, Rio Pastaza, Chichirota, Bobonaza) and Peru (Rio Maranon, and Rio Ucayali).|
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Marañón, Pastaza, Bobonaza (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Marañón, Ucayali (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Marañón, Pastaza (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Napo, Upper Napo, Suno (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Marañón (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Marañón, Pucuno (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Marañón, Chichirota (click on these areas to find other species found there) (Click the map-icon to show/hide map of species distribution)
|pH||6.0 - 7.0|
|Temperature||26.0-33.0°C or 78.8-91.4°F (Show others within this range)|
|Feeding||Sinking pellets, live and frozen worm type foods.|
|Furniture||Bogwood is preferred to stone.|
|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.|
|References||Copeia 1958 (no. 4) - pp327 - Fig. 1|
|Registered Keepers||(1) ros77uk, (2) Barbie, (3) plecoready, (4) spencerdeluxe, (5) ivokilli, (6) amergim, (7) CatBrat, (8) nettaigyo, (9) Marsdinho, (10) BK, (11) Daragh, (12) k1ttyme0w, (13) invaderwithkey, (14) Walter, (15) soltarii007, (16) NHL (k: 7), (17) zedogz (p: 8), (18) FiRsT_AiD, (19) ianz, (20) hookedonfish, (21) Tom B (k: 2), (22) foley, (23) KittyKat, (24) ofird, who also notes: "13 cm
LDA31, Mustard Spot Pleco, Orange Spot Pleco
", (25) flatfish (k: 2), (26) Derzel, (27) Boxy, (28) upc239 (p: 2, k: 3), who also notes: "Active fish. 1.5 inches. Love algae tablets, zuchinni, freeze dried shrimps. They come out in day time.
uPDATE. wAS SOLD AS l007. tHERE ARE ACTUALLY lda31 ", "Was sold as L007", (29) Haavard Stoere (k: 4), (30) iljasas, (31) ayrtoninst (k: 3), (32) Bjørn, (33) andi, (34) Back, (35) KnapTo, (36) biomechmonster, (37) ChanggyChinggy, (38) Torb (k: 4), (39) Birger Amundsen, (40) NC24, (41) tspaceace68, (42) tony57 (k: 8), who also notes: "Orange spotted known locally as fireglow plec imported as Galaxia love to eat soft bogwood and potatoe ", (43) Donald (k: 4), (44) Papa Moe (k: 2), who also notes: "My Panaque albomaculatus are covered with small yellow spots. One is a male and the other one (picture) is of unknown gender.
The last was sold as a L7, the first was bought as a male Panaque albomaculatus but is a sure male. They seldom show at daylight and eat a lot of wood, which can be heard as a scraping sound at night.
The catfishes share their aquarium with 10 Carnegiella strigata (hatchetfish).", (45) hankinswood, (46) essexaqua (p: 3), (47) WoonyFishMan (k: 3), (48) Carter77, (49) cdc069, (50) xander, (51) den bruine, (52) Decker504, (53) GOLFMANGA (p: 2), (54) knirper, (55) a-401, (56) Brisch, (57) Complexity, (58) lasteeves, (59) sterna, (60) pereli, (61) Cristoffer Forssander, (62) merit, (63) lizimal, (64) Syno Rey, (65) Krissy (p: 2), (66) cjerrom, (67) Ecrevince (p: 2, k: 11), (68) chriscoli, (69) Camo182 (k: 4), (70) A 401, (71) Tamcon83 (p: 2, k: 6), (72) zn30, (73) Vestyxe, (74) TheDoctor, (75) bekateen (k: 3), who also notes: "Like to eat wood, plus raw sweet potato and boiled Brussels sprouts. Haven't shown any interest in (thawed) frozen shrimp or omnivore pellets.", (76) TerriV, (77) Hoffmann, (78) pleconut (p: 3, k: 6), who also notes: "Was misidentified as L007 when i bought him, so treated as if he was a different species, so not kept in optimal conditions for a Panoquolus Sp, feeding him well and giving him what he requires, a few days later I picked up a second, I thought may have been a female but uncertain because of condition now both fish are becoming more healthy I vented them both one male also having odontode growth and one likely female small bump where genital papillae is.
hope to get them to how they should be, then build a community tank around them.", "Misidentified and mistreated rescue fish. Where all in very poor condition but are coming along very nicely 1m 2f".|
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|Last Update||2013 Sep 12 10:51 (species record created: 2001 Nov 17 00:00)|