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Scientific NameLeporacanthicus triactis  Isbrücker, Nijssen & Nico, 1992
Common Name(s)L091, Three Beacon Pleco
Redfin Blackspot (Germany)
Type LocalityCaño Mavaquita, Upper Orinoco, Amazonas, Venezuela, ca. 2°12'30''N, 65°05'30''W.
Pronunciationlepor ah KAN thi cuss - try ACT iss
EtymologyLatin, lepus, leporis = rabbit + Greek, akantha = thorn. 
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Size 247mm or 9.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
IdentificationAll Leporacanthicus spp. have a small backwards facing slightly proud blunt thorn-like plate on top of their heads.

Depending on its age, sex, mood or surroundings the fish can vary from brown or grey to charcoal black. It has three vivid orange to yellow blotches; one each on all three of the non-paired fins.
SexingAdult 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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DistributionVenezuela: Orinoco Basin, Upper Orinoco drainage.
Orinoco, Upper Orinoco (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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pH6.0 - 7.6
Temperature24.0-27.0°C or 75.2-80.6°F (Show species within this range)
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FeedingNot 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.
FurniturePrefers bogwood and darker rocks.
CompatibilityGets on with small lively catfish but avoid too many other larger bottom dwellers (unless space permits) due to the territorial disputes.
Suggested TankmatesMost small to medium community fish. Tetras and South American cichlids are ideal, unless you really go for it when providing a strong water current.
BreedingSee catfish of the month article (link below).
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ReferencesAquar. Terrar. Z.v. 46 (no. 1) - pp3 - Figs. 1-6
Registered Keepers(1) Hephaestus, (2) Cory-Diddi, (3) black&white (p: 3), (4) fish fodder, (5) Tuti, (6) nettaigyo, (7) PoohBear, (8) BK, (9) ani-mal-lvr, (10) Freakdaddy, (11) Högö, (12) Lemonspot, (13) invaderwithkey, (14) lizimal, who also notes: "name: unnamed still. Dragon Fin variety. 12/28/07 Just to close off this fish's story, we're sure now that he concussed himself really severely by trying to swim very fast through a hole in the wood in the tank that was far too small. His act", (15) goodmike, (16) Daragh, (17) Haavard Stoere (k: 3), (18) jippo, (19) Cdn Glenwood, (20) Joetee, (21) scatz, (22) Borbi (k: 3), (23) weisel, (24) ronsterrc, (25) Tommi, (26) soltarii007, (27) thejudgement, (28) royaldragoness, (29) fleahound, (30) nowhereman, (31) tezr, (32) Dave Rinaldo, (33) OlePaulsen (p: 2), (34) Janne Josefsson, (35) scotty105, (36) dr_philatelist, (37) Bjørn, (38) CanadaPleco (k: 4), (39) Kampfer, (40) dannyrawlins, (41) Nx7, (42) 2wheelsx2 (k: 2), who also notes: "Nov. 14, 2010. One died from a bacterial bloom from overfeeding by wife while I was gone.", (43) PeterUK, (44) MatsP (p: 2, k: 8), (45) upc239, (46) fishermandan, (47) tsunderl, (48) warrior_wolf73, (49) smitty (p: 2, k: 2), who also notes: "Loss due to Hurricane Irene", (50) Daniel_yeo, (51) oli (k: 3), (52) Nat (p: 2), (53) hossma, (54) Buc_Nasty, (55) arthos, (56) chubbikins, (57) cjhoogma, (58) john_d (k: 2), (59) rayfong, (60) Turbo, (61) plecomanpat, (62) jvision (k: 4), (63) FunkyFredFrog, (64) Carter77, (65) nvcichlids (k: 6), (66) Rita Aspevik (k: 5), (67) Decker504, (68) zigster, (69) cdc069, (70) Elwood, (71) bigamefish, (72) nessaja, (73) teddyman5, (74) knirper, (75) Crel, (76) mdwflyer, (77) Brisch, (78) yogi88, (79) tagamasid1023 (p: 6, k: 6), who also notes: "Biggest female at 180mm.", "Smallest in the colony.", "Grown to 170mm from 125mm in the span of 2 months.", (80) victoriaz24, (81) dolgolev, (82) m1ke715m, (83) pleco123 (k: 3), (84) merit, (85) Hapaboy, (86) sem87, (87) Andrewjw (k: 9), (88) Syno Rey, (89) Arnestad, (90) girema, (91) PlecosAndLoaches, (92) aX!o, (93) cjerrom, (94) Apostolis, (95) EnolaGaye, (96) Brad Pleco Addict, (97) Id16, (98) Kanta (p: 2), (99) Calouchi (k: 3), (100) Amazonka, who also notes: "Strong character & teritorial pleco", (101) Triactis Trainer, (102) stumac (k: 4), (103) pleco rob, (104) Natey22, (105) rizla75, (106) NorthernGecko, (107) jorgehdzy, (108) Norbert, (109) BazzNL, (110) KisA (k: 10), (111) HenkeP (k: 9), (112) WouterW, (113) recumbent, (114) Redmalboro, (115) RIFTLAKEAQUATICS (k: 4), (116) mickf1, (117) VickyEll7, (118) DHarris, (119) Stroudygirl (k: 2), (120) richnlou11, (121) KatieElizabeth, who also notes: "Tankmates - cardinals & serpa veiltail tetras", (122) Chrni, (123) Beckie, (124) CharlieM9, (125) Jborley, (126) KatieeElizabeth, who also notes: "Blanka", (127) PaperDoves, who also notes: "Ate a clutch of bn eggs (bns are now in a separate tank), but is so pretty that I'm not even mad about it.", (128) Junglejason, (129) Phreeflow, (130) Sabaji, (131) Mathias, (132) WadeNCreeks, (133) Fisk, (134) nerdworks (k: 6), (135) amazonaquatics.

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Article - CotM 2002 October
Article - Shane's World Reproduction Making beacons, the spawning of L091.
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Last Update2013 Jan 13 11:46 (species record created: 2001 Apr 25 00:00)