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Scientific NameHypancistrus sp. (L262)   
Common NameL262
Pronunciationhype an siss truss
EtymologyA contraction of the Greek hypo (meaning less than) and ancistrus, an allusion to the reduced number of teeth (particularly in the lower jaw) found in this genus. 
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Size 90mm or 3.5" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
SexingMature males have thicker first pectoral ray, more pronounced odontodes on the first pectoral fin ray and odontodes on the rear of the body, and typically a wider head. Mature females are wider around the middle of the body, and much less noticeable body and fin odontodes.
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DistributionRio Tapajos
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tapajós (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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Temperature23.0-27.0°C or 73.4-80.6°F (Show species within this range)
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FeedingUnlike the popular opinion of many other loricariids, Hypancistrus are more carnivores than algae eaters. This is backed up by a small and lightly toothed mouth that indicates they are poor algae scrapers. Provide small and frequent supply of mainly meaty foods such as dry discus food, bloodworm and even brineshrimp with the infrequent offering of flake or algae tablets.
FurnitureSand, primarily rocks and optionally driftwood. Caves made out of slate plates, bamboo or PVC pipe.
CompatibilitySuitable with most fish, as long as they are not too large or territorial about bottom-space.
Suggested TankmatesSmall tetras and other similar small fish. Also Corydoras. Care has to be taken to ensure that they get enough food, as they can be a bit shy and slow to grab food when available.
BreedingTypical Hypancistrus cave spawner. Reports suggest relatively low number of eggs per spawn. Approximately 10 days incubation till hatching.
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Registered Keepers(1) mikey, (2) Cory-Diddi, (3) pureplecs (k: 8), (4) UNTgolf (k: 3), (5) pramirez (k: 18), who also notes: "Actualy there are 15, 7cm, youngs whith the adults.", (6) saltcop, (7) alga (k: 4), (8) Poshpleco, (9) henryrus, (10) whiteymoza, (11) gemjunkie, (12) Kenneth Wong, (13) Koen (k: 8), (14) alexmuchtar, (15) worldwide73, (16) Leucosticta, (17) d_frag, (18) Sanplec, (19) johnpeezy, (20) Sutrisno (p: 2), (21) st24rsap (k: 5), (22) Bacce, (23) Greg Curtis, (24) tinycichlid1 (k: 2), (25) glenny, (26) bigbadbraun (k: 4), (27) Sapuhias, (28) AleGer (k: 3), (29) Zebra46 (k: 10), (30) EHEIM~ADDICT (p: 2), (31) PlecoCrazy (k: 5), (32) jac (k: 13), who also notes: "Wildcaught adults", (33) plecomanpat, (34) avga, (35) johanx, (36) Yann, (37) Tchitchou44, (38) Shawnc, (39) bruce3, (40) shooter50014 (k: 8), (41) pleco_breeder (k: 2), (42) Plecmadmike (p: 3, k: 2), who also notes: "Tried allsorts but can't get them to breed.I have tried the usual tricks,lowering TDS & temp' ect..but they just don't want to know!!", (43) smitty (k: 2), (44) matti2uude (k: 3), (45) fallout801 (k: 25), (46) Id16, (47) Lars Jamne (k: 8), (48) DaN98, (49) djtonyel (k: 35), (50) STC (k: 5), (51) Wijnbelevenis, (52) cavemed, (53) Travis Webb, (54) Barbie (k: 35), who also notes: "I've found these fish very similar to spawning L260, if not easier.", (55) steph en jess (k: 8), (56) gem400, (57) hypanaquolus, (58) citizencurt, (59) Rita Aspevik (k: 35), (60) cypho23, (61) todda, (62) Elwood (k: 4), (63) jorgehdzy, (64) mikebren12 (k: 6), who also notes: "1st spawn found 4-6 fry about 3/4 weeks old... 2nd spawn also recorded.", (65) junglejason, (66) BazzNL, (67) FishnFins, (68) WouterW, (69) Nabobmob1, (70) Tamcon83 (k: 7), (71) cjp155, (72) WildfirebirdPerkins, (73) Leo65779, (74) Jost, (75) Zulan, (76) OlePaulsen, (77) makellr, (78) vincent94 (k: 5), (79) lukan, (80) scandicman (k: 4), (81) Tash784, (82) Junglejason, (83) Rogier (k: 6), (84) t195 (k: 8), (85) jadetristan (k: 2), (86) Xingu23, (87) Lutt, (88) Koi-fantast (k: 16), (89) amazonaquatics, (90) kim@8700.biz, (91) Heriberto.gj, (92) Aqua-Amazon, (93) jaenowell (k: 2), (94) BigKrisVet (p: 3), (95) sophienlee1503.

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Breeding Reports(1) Zulan (b: 49), (2) PlecoCrazy (b: 46), (3) mikebren12 (b: 43), (4) Rita Aspevik (b: 39), (5) djtonyel (b: 31), (6) Tash784 (b: 20), (7) Elwood (b: 18), (8) Koi-fantast (b: 11), (9) Lutt (b: 9), (10) Koen (b: 8).
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Last Update2018 Mar 08 14:09 (species record created: 2005 Sep 04 00:00)