|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Panaqolus changae (Chockley & Armbruster, 2002)|
|Common Names||L226, Iquitos Tiger Pleco
|Type Locality||Río Itaya, río Amazonas drainage, 11 kilometers south-southwest of center of Iquitos at bearing 39°, 3°49'47.6"S, 73°18'2.9"W, Loreto, Peru.|
|Pronunciation||pan ack oh luss - chan gay|
|Etymology||Panaqolus: Inelegantly derived from the indigenous term Panaque and in a form that infers a smaller size than that genus.|
- CotM 2011 April
|Size||100mm or 3.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Sexing||Like all members of the genus, males grow elongated interopercular odontodes during the breeding season. Males develop noticeable odontodes along the dorsum (back of the body) as well. Males develop small pointed genital papillae, whereas mature females will have large, rounded, swollen papillae. Additionally, gravid females have noticeably wider bodies between the pectoral and pelvic fins when viewed from above, compared to males.|
|Distribution||Peru, Loreto, Rio Itaya, Rio Nanau, Rio Momon
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Itaya (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Momón (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Nanay (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|pH||5.0 - 7.0|
|Temperature||25.0-29.0°C or 77-84.2°F (Show species within this range)|
|Feeding||This genus feeds on wood, and should have several pieces, preferably several kinds of wood to chew on. Aside from wood, a mainly vegetarian diet is recommended, prepared food such as algae wafers and fresh vegetables, such as courgette (zucchini) and tubers such as potato or sweet potato (yams).|
|Furniture||Rock piles are optional and wood tangles are a must. Plants are not vital and will be nibbled or destroyed.|
|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||Has been bred in captivity, a cave spawner with a preference for wooden caves.|
|Breeding Reports||There are 4 breeding reports, read them all here.|
|Reference||Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters v. 13 (no. 1), pp 83, Fig. 1.|
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|Last Update||2019 Sep 23 12:42 (species record created: 2001 Dec 01 00:00)|