|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Hypancistrus sp. (L270) , 1998|
|Common Names||LDA076, Chocolate Zebra Pleco |
L270, L307, Tapajos Zebra Pleco, Tapajos-zebrasugemalle (Denmark)
|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||100mm or 3.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Reminiscent of Hypancistrus debilittera (L129), L199, L316 and L340 (likewise representatives of the genus Hypancistrus).|
|Sexing||Mature males have thicker first pectoral ray, more pronounced odontodes on the first pectoral fin ray and odontodes on the rear of the body, and typically a wider head. Mature females are wider around the middle of the body, and much less noticeable body and fin odontodes.|
|Distribution||Rio Curuá-Una, one of the smaller rivers between the Rio Tapajós and the Rio Xingú, which drains the southern Amazon. |
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Curuá Una (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|Temperature||27.0-30.0°C or 80.6-86°F (Show species within this range)|
|Feeding||Various frozen foods (Artemia, red and black mosquito larvae) as well as Spirulina tabs.|
|Furniture||Rocky caves, pipes and tangled wood. Plants are not necessary.|
|Compatibility||Suitable with most fish, as long as they are not too large or territorial about bottom-space.|
|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||Sexually mature at around 60-80mm.|
|Breeding Reports||There are 10 breeding reports, read them all here.|
|Reference||Aqualog (supplement) matches DATZ.|
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|Last Update||2022 Jan 19 11:52 (species record created: 2001 May 05 00:00)|