|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Hemiloricaria parva (Boulenger, 1895)|
|Common Name(s)||Common Whiptail Catfish, Lg6, Whiptail Catfish|
|Type Locality||Descalvados, Mato Grosso, Brazil.|
|Synonym(s)||Loricaria parva, Rineloricaria parva|
|Size||110mm (4.3") SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Relative to congeners, this species has proportionately larger fins. In particular it has a very large dorsal pectoral fin. Similarly the species has a larger eye diameter combined with a wide interorbital gap - characteristic for this species.
Referred to in some hobby literature by the nomen nudem Sturisomatichthys foerschi, it is also known as LG6. Comparison by German hobbyists to the BMNH lecotype demonstrates that what has been known in the hobby by these names is indeed H. parva.
|Distribution||South America: Paraguay River basin.
La Plata, Paraná, Paraguay (click on these areas to find other species found there) (Click the map-icon to show/hide map of species distribution)
|Temperature||21.0-24.0°C or 69.8-75.2°F (Show others within this range)|
|Breeding||Relatively commonly bred, this species lays green eggs on vertical surfaces including aquarium glass.|
|References||Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. 1895 (pt 3) 527|
|Registered Keepers||(1) brettwms75, who also notes: "Between this one and the Loaches and Botias of mine they keep the bottom CLEAN.", (2) Tuti, (3) Armadillo Del Rio, (4) adimeatatime (k: 4), (5) woofess, (6) Dipsausje, (7) anthony mcdonald (k: 5), (8) Cyberbob, (9) kerryteatsjr (k: 2), (10) foffo (k: 2), (11) Caimenboy, (12) Walter, (13) Koen, (14) Cristoffer Forssander, (15) Pungen (k: 10), (16) Suncoastscott, (17) boyneburn, (18) kamas88 (k: 13), (19) sunfish (k: 6), (20) NorthHawk (k: 2), (21) WIGSTER, (22) fishmosy, (23) michele, (24) aznfish, (25) ozarowana, (26) guardianfyre, (27) FrankW (k: 5), (28) rodpam, (29) Harry94, (30) bamboosticks, who also notes: "They are much more sensitive to water quality than Rineloricaria. I tried doing a wet season/dry season cycle before and raised the temperature to 29C, and lost what was a very promising female. They did spawn for me behind my filter. I lost all 3. ", (31) Nabobmob1, (32) smokey70, (33) motagaz (k: 507), who also notes: "Now have these guys breeding weekly. They seem to predominantly use either a large piece of half round bamboo (about 5cm diameter) or a thinner (3cm) bamboo tube although they have also spawned on the glass base of the tank.
Only trouble i have is finding enough tank space for rearing the fry.", (34) Joren56 (k: 2), (35) Marka7z, (36) Mowin (k: 2), (37) jimlaroche83 (k: 2), (38) Quo, (39) fahaka, (40) Ecrevince (k: 5), (41) dolgolev (p: 2, k: 4), (42) Crel, (43) adcc (k: 3), (44) Marie-Alix (k: 4), (45) Vess, (46) ChristianS (k: 3), (47) balken89, (48) BlackSouL (k: 3), (49) iafr11 (k: 6), who also notes: "Bought 3 wild pairs, have bred all the time. Easy tokeep", (50) theguy40267, (51) kawa85 (k: 3), (52) PavelTrupl, (53) FerocactusLatispinus, who also notes: "R.I.P. Flapjack. She was fine in the morning; just found her lying on her back, dead. Died just as quickly and in the same manner as my two Chaetostoma species.", (54) stealth77, (55) andyC, (56) agustingonzalez, (57) Darren Balch, (58) RedLiz, (59) Cory Ben.
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|Breeding Reports||(1) Marie-Alix (b: 34).|
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|Last Update||2012 Feb 13 14:39 (species record created: 2001 Nov 23 00:00)|
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