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Scientific Name Farlowella colombiensis  Retzer & Page, 1997
Common Name Colombia Twig Catfish
Type Locality Río Upia drainage, area of Guaicaramo, Meta Dept., Colombia.
Pronunciation far LOW ella
Etymology Named after W. G. Farlow, from Harvard University. 
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Size 160mm or 6.3" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification A key to the genus Farlowella can be found HERE.
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Distribution South America: Orinoco River drainage, Meta River basin.
Orinoco, Middle Orinoco, Meta (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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Suggested Tankmates Smaller 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 Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia v. 14, p64 Fig 33.
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Last Update 2020 Oct 17 05:59 (species record created: 2011 Sep 23 09:09)