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Down Summary of Farlowella
Pronounced far LOW ella
Etymology This genus is named after W. G. Farlow, from Harvard University.
Identification The genus Farlowella is distinguished by its elongate and slender body with a pronounced rostrum (of variable length), having the dorsal fin located near the middle of the body and only slightly anterior to the anal fin (vs. having the dorsal fin conspicuously closer to the head than the tail, and significantly further anterior than the anal fin), and having a brownish color with two lateral dark stripes beginning at the tip of the rostrum, passing through the eyes and ending at the tail. A key to the genus can be found here.
Tankmates Smaller Tetras or Rasboras are suitably mannered - perhaps hatchetfish are best. Avoid fast or "nippy" fishes such as Danios or Barbs. Will do well with Corydoras catfish, but larger catfish or cichlids are to be avoided.
Size Smallest 100mm, largest 265mm, average 175mm, most commonly 170mm. All SL.
Species There are 35 "species" in the database
Keepers 14 species (40%) are being kept by registered keepers
New spp. / time
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Down Most Kept Species
1. Farlowella vittata (72.77%)
2. Farlowella mariaelenae (6.38%)
3. Farlowella gracilis (5.96%)
4. Farlowella platorynchus (4.68%)
5. Farlowella amazonum (2.55%)
6. Farlowella sp. (1) (1.7%)
7. Farlowella curtirostra (1.28%)
8. Farlowella hahni (1.28%)
9. Farlowella paraguayensis (0.85%)
10. Farlowella henriquei (0.85%)
11. Farlowella taphorni (0.43%)
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