|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Leporacanthicus sp. (L314)|
|Common Names||LDA056, Sultan Pleco
|Pronunciation||lepor ah KAN thi cuss|
|Etymology||Latin, lepus, leporis = rabbit + Greek, akantha = thorn.|
|Size||250mm or 9.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||All Leporacanthicus spp. have a small backwards facing slightly proud blunt thorn-like plate on top of their heads.|
|Sexing||Adult males have a much longer and broader head with small odontodes on the sides of head, more odontodes on pectoral fin spine and on the whole body, a bigger dorsal fin and normally a prettier coloration.|
|Distribution||Rio Curuá Una.
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Curuá Una (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|Feeding||Not a true vegetarian so a wide variety of foods, including algae wafers, cucumber or courgette (zucchini), frozen bloodworm, prawns, shrimps and tablet food. Shelled crustaceans or molluscs appear favourite foods but should be fed sparingly or used for conditioning.|
|Furniture||Prefers bogwood and darker rocks.|
|Compatibility||Gets on with small lively catfish but avoid too many other larger bottom dwellers (unless space permits) due to the territorial disputes.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Registered Keepers||Keeping this species? Why not .
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|Last Update||2010 Jun 10 06:05 (species record created: 2004 Apr 27 00:00)|