|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Lasiancistrus cf. caucanus|
|Pronunciation||LASS ee an SISS truss|
|Etymology||Greek, lasios, -a, -on = hairy + Greek, agkistron = hook|
|Size||100mm or 3.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Adult Lasiancistrus can be separated from all other loricariids by the presence of whisker-like odontodes on the cheeks. In addition, they have evertible cheek odontodes; three rows of plates on the caudal peduncle; and a modified, bar-shaped opercle. The caudal fin is slightly emarginate to forked, with the lower lobe longer than upper. Nuptial males have tentacules on the pectoral-fin spines longer than their associated odontodes; and transluscent tentacules on the snout that have odontodes associated with them. Nuptial males lack hypertrophied odontodes on top of the head and lack long, bristle-like odontodes on the leading edge of the pectoral-fin spine.
This fish is collected in faster flowing tributaries of the upper Rio Magdalena, Colombia and exported through Bogota. It normally appears as bycatch in shipments of Colombian Chaetostoma. Further investigation is needed to see if this fish is identifiable with Lasiancistrus caucanus.
|Distribution||Tributaries of the upper Rio Magdalena. Complete distribution is unknown.
Colombia Caribbean Rivers, Magdalena (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|pH||6.6 - 7.2|
|Temperature||20.0-25.0°C or 68-77°F (Show species within this range)|
|Other Parameters||Like Chaetostoma species, this fish requires well oxygenated water with lower temperatures than the average tropical aquarium.|
|Feeding||Although sometimes picky immediately after import, these fish will eventually accept fresh vegetables as well as live and frozen foods.|
|Furniture||The tank decor should consist of various sized stones stacked to form caves over a sand/gravel substrate.|
|Compatibility||Will not bother tankmates provided it has a cave of its own.|
|Suggested Tankmates||An excellent specimen for the cooler ''hillstream'' community tank.|
|Breeding Reports||There is but a single breeding report, read it here.|
|References||DATZ 4/2002, p 5.
Schraml E. and F. Schafer 2004. Aqualog: Loricariidae All L Numbers. Verlag A.C.S. GmbH Rodgau, Germany
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|Last Update||2013 Jul 11 18:07 (species record created: 2003 Dec 20 00:00)|