|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Rineloricaria caracasensis Bleeker, 1862|
|Common Name||Caracas Whiptail Catfish|
|Type Locality||Caracas, Venezuela.|
|Pronunciation||rhine lor ee kar ee ah.|
|Etymology||Greek, rhinos = nose + Latin, lorica, loricare = cuirass of corslet of leather. The specific epithet, caracasensis, is after the city of Caracas, Venezuela|
|Size||180mm or 7.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Sexing||Males grow short spines in the top of their heads and pectoral fins.|
|General Remarks||Given this animal's restricted range, it is unlikely it has ever been imported by the aquarium trade.|
|Distribution||Restricted to the Rio Tuy coastal drainage, Venezuela.
Tuy (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|pH||6.6 - 7.5|
|Temperature||23.0-26.0°C or 73.4-78.8°F (Show species within this range)|
|Other Parameters||Enjoys current.|
|Feeding||Adaptable omnivores, these fish will eat most foods from cucumber or zucchini slices to frozen bloodworm or dry flake foods.|
|Furniture||The fish should be provided with half-pipe type refuges which also often be used as spawning sites. Typically found in piedmont streams and rivers over a mixed substrate of stones, gravel, and sand.|
|Compatibility||Peaceful and not territorial.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Atlas Ichthyol. v. 2 3 Burgess, W.E. 1989. An Atlas of Freshwater and Marine Catfishes; A preliminary Survey of the Siluriformes. TFH. 784pp.|
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|Last Update||2019 Jul 17 13:43 (species record created: 2005 Jul 20 00:00)|