|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Leporacanthicus triactis Isbrücker, Nijssen & Nico, 1992|
|Common Names||L091, Three Beacon Pleco
Redfin Blackspot (Germany)
|Type Locality||Caño Mavaquita, Upper Orinoco, Amazonas, Venezuela, ca. 2°12'30''N, 65°05'30''W.|
|Pronunciation||lepor ah KAN thi cuss - try ACT iss|
|Etymology||Latin, lepus, leporis = rabbit + Greek, akantha = thorn.|
- CotM 2002 October
- Shane's World Reproduction Making beacons, the spawning of L091.
|Size||247mm or 9.7" 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.
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.
|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.|
|Distribution||Venezuela: Orinoco Basin, Upper Orinoco drainage.
Orinoco, Upper Orinoco (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|pH||6.0 - 7.6|
|Temperature||24.0-27.0°C or 75.2-80.6°F (Show species within this range)|
|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.|
|Suggested Tankmates||Most small to medium community fish. Tetras and South American cichlids are ideal, unless you really go for it when providing a strong water current.|
|Breeding||See catfish of the month article (link below).|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Aquar. Terrar. Z.v. 46 (no. 1) - pp3 - Figs. 1-6|
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|Last Update||2013 Jan 13 11:46 (species record created: 2001 Apr 25 00:00)|