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  • Farlowella gracilis
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Scientific Name Farlowella gracilis  Regan, 1904
Common Names Longnose Twig Catfish
Kleiner Nadelwels (Germany)
Type Locality Río Caqueta, Cauca Valley, s. Colombia.
Pronunciation far LOW ella
Etymology Named after W. G. Farlow, from Harvard University. 
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Size 178mm or 7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Caqueta River basin, upper Amazon River basin.
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Japurá, Caquetá (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Suggested Tankmates Small Tetras or Rasboras are suitably mannered - perhaps hatchetfish are best. Avoid fast or "nippy" fishes such as Danios or Barbs. Will do well with Corydoras catfish, but larger catfish or cichlids are to be avoided.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Transactions of the Zoological Society of London v. 17 (pt 3, no. 1), pp 303, Pl. 20 (fig. 3).
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Last Update 2014 Jun 29 09:48 (species record created: 2009 Aug 18 13:11)