|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Panaqolus sp. (L271)|
|Common Names||L271, Red Flame Pleco |
Rød Flammesugemalle (Denmark)
|Pronunciation||pan ack oh luss|
|Etymology||Panaqolus: Inelegantly derived from the indigenous term Panaque and in a form that infers a smaller size than that genus.|
|Size||120mm or 4.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Similar to L002 and LDA01. It differs from these by achieving a bigger adult size and having wider and more reticulated black head lines.|
|Sexing||Males have longer pectoral and interopercular odontodes, they also grow plate odontodes at the base of the caudal peduncle. Females are a bit rounder in the ventral region.|
|Distribution||L271 was said to originate from the Rio Tapajos, Para State, Brazil when it first appeared in DATZ. However, it has been much more recently verified / collected from the neighbouring Curuá-Una. It is possible that an assumption was made as to its origin and either it is restricted to the Curuá-Una or is found there and the Tapajos too. |
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tapajós (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Curuá Una (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|pH||6.6 - 7.6|
|Temperature||23.0-28.0°C or 73.4-82.4°F (Show species within this range)|
|Feeding||These are wood eating Loricariidae. They accept vegetables and commercially prepared food such as Spirulina tabs. Animal protein such as bloodworms and suchlike can be given once in a while but should not be the main diet, except when conditioning the female to breeding when it helps them to mature eggs.|
|Furniture||Fine sand, a lot of driftwood, slate caves and bamboo.|
|Compatibility||Not overly territorial - a good citizen.|
|Suggested Tankmates||Works well with most types of peaceful community fish. Can be somewhat territorial towards conspecifics, but given enough hiding spaces, a group can be kept in a suitable size aquarium - roughly requiring a 30 x 30cm area per fish.|
|Breeding||Yet to be recorded but surely a cave spawner.|
|Breeding Reports||There is but a single breeding report, read it here.|
|Reference||DATZ: 11/1998, p 686.|
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|Last Update||2022 Jan 19 11:52 (species record created: 2001 May 05 00:00)|