|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Hypancistrus sp. (L136)|
|Common Names||LDA005, Angelicus Pleco
L136, L136A, L136B, LDA006
|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.|
|Size||80mm or 3.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Not easy as many different Hypancistrus from various rivers have about the same range of size and colour pattern. L136a and b are the same as LDA05 and LDA06 and are all the same variable species. L136c is a rarely found variant that is probably the same species but this is less certain. L158 is an adult L136c/LDA06. Belly white on both sexes.|
|Sexing||Typical for the genus.
Male: interopercular and pectoral odontodes longer. Plate odontodes on the body. Hard ray of pectoral fins broader. head wider and longer.
Female: smaller size and rounder in the ventral.
|Distribution||L136:Rio Negro system
LDA05: Brazil: no information given on the catching locality.
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|pH||6.0 - 7.6|
|Temperature||23.0-28.0°C or 73.4-82.4°F (Show species within this range)|
|Other Parameters||ater parameters are not essential if kept around the neutral range. Medium to high water current.|
|Feeding||Mostly carnivorous, live or frozen food or the commercially prepared types such as tablets and pellets. Eats a bit of vegetables but should not be the main diet Is not an algae eater. Does not chew wood.|
|Furniture||Sand, driftwood, caves made of slate, clay, bamboo, PVC tube.|
|Compatibility||Territorial towards conspecific and other Loricariids that have the same size range. Rather shy|
|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||Good water change with drop of temperature every 2 days with heater left unplugged overnight right after the water change can trigger spawning. Female lays around 30 eggs in a cave being guarded by the males until the yolk sac is absorbed.|
|Breeding Reports||There are 4 breeding reports, read them all here.|
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|Last Update||2013 Jul 19 13:33 (species record created: 2001 May 05 00:00)|