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Scientific Name Rineloricaria eigenmanni  (Pellegrin, 1908)
Common Name Common Whiptail Catfish
Type Locality Sarare, Venezuela.
Synonym(s) Hemiloricaria eigenmanni, Loricaria eigenmanni
Pronunciation rhine lor ee kar ee ah. - EYE gn MAN eye.
Etymology Greek, rhinos = nose + Latin, lorica, loricare = cuirass of corslet of leather. Species named in honour of Dr. Carl H. Eigenmann, Professor of Ichthyology in Indiana (1863-1927).
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Size 102mm or 4" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification This is a very common species. Easily identified by the combination of barred fins and the dark lines on the ventral sides of the tail.
Sexing Males grow short spines in the top of their heads and pectoral fins.
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Distribution South America.
Orinoco (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2020.
pH 6.0 - 7.4
Temperature 24.0-29.0°C or 75.2-84.2°F (Show species within this range)
Other Parameters Needs neutral, soft water to initiate spawning.
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Feeding Adaptable omnivores, these fish will eat most foods from cucumber or zucchini slices to frozen bloodworm or dry flake foods. User data.
Furniture Rounded stones, sticks, and leaves over sand. The fish should be provided with half-pipe type refuges which also often be used as spawning sites.
Compatibility Peaceful and not territorial, will not harm even the smallest fry.
Suggested Tankmates See article.
Breeding See article.
Breeding Reports There are 9 breeding reports, read them all here.
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Reference Bulletin de la Société Zoologique de France v. 33 (for 25 June 1908), pp 125.
Registered Keepers There are 71 registered keepers, view all "my cats" data.
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Last Update 2020 Sep 17 11:51 (species record created: 2003 Aug 08 00:00)