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I am fairly confident these are Hemiloricaria eigenmanni they just look lighter due to the light colored substrate they are over.
I also noticed that some other Hemiloricaria spp have sneaked into the cat-elog entry for this sp. Will address this in the appropriate forum. -Shane
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Acanthicus, The fish were bought in a store whose provider may bring them from the Czech Republic. Shane, I thought about that species, but I had doubts. The color made me a bit clueless, specially the ventral pattern: on my fish it´s totally white. I´ll try to take a picture of the belly (it´s hard, because they doesn´t stuck on the glass usually).
These look exactly like a group of Hemiloricaria hasemani (This is my best guess) that I purchased here on the West coast USA. I was told by the Supplier that they obtained them from a German supplier and that the common name was "Colombian Whiptail catfish". The group I have have spawned twice now, the eggs are small (About Cory egg size) and green. Males have cheek and nape bristles. Keeping them on sand in a 55 gallon (USG) tank at 78f. Medium current and clay and bamboo open ended tubes. Feeding black worms and Repashy. A photo of my specimens are in "my Cats" Don