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  • Farlowella henriquei
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Scientific Name Farlowella henriquei  Miranda Ribeiro, 1918
Common Name Crosshair Twig Catfish
Type Locality Rio Vermelho, aff. do Araguaya (Sta. Rita das Antas) [Brazil].
Pronunciation far LOW ella
Etymology Named after W. G. Farlow, from Harvard University. 
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Size 165mm or 6.5" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification In comparison to the relatively indistinct network patterning on the dorsal side of the rostrum, the ventral side has a characteristic crosshair pattern.
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Distribution Araguaia River basin, Brazil
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tocantins, Lower Tocantins, Araguaia (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 Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Revista do Museu Paulista v. 10.
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Last Update 2013 Feb 10 16:06 (species record created: 2011 Sep 23 09:13)