|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Panaque cf. armbrusteri`xingu`|
|Common Names||L027 `XINGU`, Xingu Royal Pleco
L027A, LDA063, Longnosed Royal Pleco, Red Fin Royal Pleco
|Pronunciation||pan ah KAY.|
|Etymology||The generic epithet "panaque" is a Venezuelan common name for this fish.|
|Size||400mm or 15.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||The genus Panaque is identified by the teeth, which are spoon-shaped. This means that the teeth are noticeably wider at the tip than at the base. Other loricariidae have teeth that are similar width all the way from one end to the other. A second distinguishing feature is the lack of a buccal papilla, which is a "flap of skin" on the inside of the mouth. See pictures in this PDF on Pterygoplichthys.
Juveniles display distinctive rusty patches in all but their caudal fins. The caudal is almost all translucent but with some posterior black marbling. The eye colour is the same rusty red. Adults have a very dark virtually black colouration with dark green stripes. The unpaired fins are black with the dorsal fin rays being picked out in dark green. This species appears to have the largest fins in relation to body size.
|Distribution||South America: Brazil: Rio Xingu
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Xingu (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|Temperature||26.0-29.0°C or 78.8-84.2°F (Show species within this range)|
|Feeding||All Panaque appear to feed on wood, so wood should be present in the tank. They also take prepared algae wafers and fresh vegetables (zucchini, cucumber, peas, green beans) and tubers (potato, yams and similar).|
|Furniture||Natural habitat is among fallen trees and wood-tangles.|
|Compatibility||Generally peaceful, but may defend their territory against conspecifics.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
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|Last Update||2013 Sep 09 08:31 (species record created: 2002 Jun 22 00:00)|