|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Hypostomus regani (Ihering, 1905)|
|Common Names||Giant White Spot Pleco
Regans Shilderwels (Germany)
|Type Locality||Rio Piracicaba, Saão Paulo, Brazil.|
|Pronunciation||hi POSS tow muss - ray gan aye|
|Etymology||Greek, hypo = under + Greek, stoma = mouth.|
|Size||406mm or 16" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Very similar to H. margaritifer from the same river. H. regani is more slender, elongate and has a larger, higher dorsal fin.|
|Sexing||Unknown although examination of the genital area in a group of large adults should show differences.|
|Distribution||São Paulo, Brazil
La Plata, Paraná (click on these areas to find other species found there)
La Plata, Paraná, Paraguay (click on these areas to find other species found there)
La Plata, Uruguay (click on these areas to find other species found there)
La Plata, Paraná, Paraguay, Upper Paraguay, Cuiabá, Claro (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|pH||6.0 - 7.5|
|Temperature||24.0-27.0°C or 75.2-80.6°F (Show species within this range)|
|Other Parameters||Slightly soft water is preferable.|
|Feeding||Most greens are accepted (cucumber and courgette / zucchini seem favourite), but this fish loves to chew on dead fish and will accept most sinking foods once acclimatized.|
|Furniture||Plants must be well rooted and protected by rock work to avoid accidental up-rooting. Rocks and bogwood do well, especially large rounded rock. This fish is equally happy on sand or large pea-shaped substrate.|
|Compatibility||As with most large Loricariids, this is a territorial but otherwise peaceful fish. It can be mixed with small fish more easily than other large catfish. Once an appropriate size, will withstand the rigours of an American Cichlid tank.|
|Breeding||Unknown - a real challenge!|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (Ser. 7)v. 15 (no. 90) - pp558|
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|Last Update||2011 Oct 14 12:43 (species record created: 2001 May 05 00:00)|