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Scientific Name Leporacanthicus cf. galaxias(l294)   
Common Name L294
Pronunciation lepor ah KAN thi cuss
Etymology Latin, lepus, leporis = rabbit + Greek, akantha = thorn. 
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Size 300mm or 11.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification All Leporacanthicus spp. have a small backwards facing slightly proud blunt thorn-like plate on top of their heads.
Sexing Adult males have a much longer and broader head with small odontodes on the sides of head, more odontodes on pectoral fin spine and on the whole body, a bigger dorsal fin and normally a prettier coloration.
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Distribution Rio Aripuana
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Madeira, Aripuanã (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Feeding Not a true vegetarian so a wide variety of foods, including algae wafers, cucumber or courgette (zucchini), frozen bloodworm, prawns, shrimps and tablet food. Shelled crustaceans or mollusks appear favourite foods but should be fed sparingly or used for conditioning.
Furniture Prefers bogwood and darker rocks.
Compatibility Gets on with small lively catfish but avoid too many other larger bottom dwellers (unless space permits) due to the territorial disputes.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Last Update 2006 Dec 16 05:44 (species record created: 2006 Dec 16 05:44)