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Scientific Name Farlowella venezuelensis  Martin Salazar, 1964
Common Name Venezuela Twig Catfish
Type Locality Río Colorado, tributary of Río Guarapiche, Monagas State, Venezuela.
Synonym(s) Farlowella acus venezuelensis
Pronunciation far LOW ella
Etymology Named after W. G. Farlow, from Harvard University. Venezualensis: "from Venezuela".
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Size 198mm or 7.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Guaripiche River basin, lower Orinoco River basin, Venezuela
Venezuela Caribbean Waters, San Juan, Guaripiche (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Orinoco, Lower Orinoco (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 Memoria de la Sociedad de Ciencias Naturales La Salle v. 24 (no. 69) pp250.
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Last Update 2013 Jul 24 00:12 (species record created: 2011 Sep 23 10:05)