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Down arrow Summary of Trichomycterus
Pronounced trick oh mick terr uss.
Etymology Trichomycterus: From the Greek trichos, meaning hair and mykter, meaning nose; in reference to the barbels.
Feeding This genus takes live or frozen food is well accepted, as is commerical dry prepared foods. Be careful not to overfeed. In nature, they feed on small invertebrates living at the bottom.
Breeding Unreported in the aquarium.
Size Smallest 30mm, largest 374mm, average 94mm, most commonly 60mm. All SL.
Species There are 158 "species" in the database
Keepers 3 species (1.9%) are being kept by registered keepers
New spp. / time
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Down arrow Most Kept Species
1. Trichomycterus mondolfi (50%)
2. Trichomycterus alternatus (25%)
3. Trichomycterus maracaya (25%)
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