|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Hypancistrus sp. (L070)|
|Common Names||L070, Zombie Pleco|
|Pronunciation||hype an siss truss|
|Etymology||A 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.|
- CotM 2012 May
|Size||130mm or 5.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Different shades of grey are displayed, the intensity will depend of the substrate color and the mood of the fish.|
|Sexing||Males develop small teeth-like odontodes which adorn the leading pectoral fin rays and the back half of the fishes body. Females remain unadorned and have a wider girth across the body most evident when the area just behind the pectoral fins is viewed from above.|
|Distribution||Rio Tapajos, Para State, Brazil
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tapajós (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|pH||6.6 - 7.6|
|Temperature||24.0-28.0°C or 75.2-82.4°F (Show species within this range)|
|Feeding||Omnivorous with a tendency towards meaty foods. Not an effective algae eater. Well fed individuals will not damage most plants. They will also accept commercially prepared food such as Spirulina tabs.|
|Furniture||Rock piles and wood tangles. Plants are not vital.|
|Compatibility||Peaceful if a little territorial. As a rough guide give each fish a 12 inch square area well broken up with decorations.|
|Suggested Tankmates||Small 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.|
|Breeding||Has been bred in captivity, male guards eggs in cave as per usual for the genus. Eggs are around 4mm, around 30 eggs. One spawning report gives a pH of 7.4, GH around 8, and temp 29°C.|
|Breeding Reports||There is but a single breeding report, read it here.|
|Reference||Seidel, I. Zebra & Co.- die Gattung Hypancistrus, DATZ, 12/2000, ppg 12-18|
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|Last Update||2013 Mar 11 09:11 (species record created: 2002 Apr 06 00:00)|