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Jump to next section Summary of Loricariichthys
Pronounced lorry CARRY ICK thiss
Etymology Latin, lorica, loricare = cuirass of corslet of leather + Greek, ichthys = fish
Feeding In general, Loricariichthys show a varied diet including a lot of detritus and sediments, plus algae, microcrustaceans, fungi, plant remains, and larval insects.
Size Smallest 115mm, largest 460mm, average 253mm, most commonly 300mm. All SL.
Species There are 10 "species" in the database
Keepers 3 species (30%) are being kept by registered keepers
New spp. / time
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Jump to next section Most Kept Species
1. Loricariichthys platymetopon (50%)
2. Loricariichthys brunneus (25%)
3. Loricariichthys anus (25%)

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