|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Hypostomus mutucae Knaack, 1999|
|Type Locality||Brazil, Mato Grosso, Rio Mutuca|
|Pronunciation||hi POSS tow muss - moo took aye|
|Etymology||Greek, hypo = under + Greek, stoma = mouth. Mutucae: refers to the Rio Mutuca where the species was collected.|
|Size||70mm or 2.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||A dwarf species within the genus, the base color is greenish golden brown atop a white abdomen without spots. Large dark brown spots on the fins. Brown spots on the trunk are larger than on the head and in two or three vertical rows below the dorsal fins; numerous small brown spots on the snout. Oft labelled as LDA09, which is an all-over large spotted species.|
|Sexing||Not easy unless you can see the genital papilla which is small in this species.|
|General Remarks||A mainly nocturnal species.|
|Distribution||Brazil, Mato grosso (similar to Ancistrus claro) Rio Coxipo system, Rio Mutuca ( a tributary to the Rio Coxipo).
Brazil: Mato Grosso: Rio Claro.
La Plata, Paraná, Paraguay, Upper Paraguay, Cuiabá, Claro (click on these areas to find other species found there)
La Plata, Paraná, Paraguay, Upper Paraguay, Cuiabá, Coxipo (click on these areas to find other species found there)
La Plata, Paraná, Paraguay, Upper Paraguay, Cuiabá, Coxipo, Mutuca (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|pH||6.2 - 7.6|
|Temperature||23.0-28.0°C or 73.4-82.4°F (Show species within this range)|
|Other Parameters||Conductivity around 2.36 microsiemens|
|Feeding||Mostly vegetarian, feed them vegetables, commercially prepared food such as tablets, best with Spirulina. Frozen or live food can be given once in a while but should not form the main diet|
|Furniture||A strong current over rounded rocks sitting on a sandy base. Use driftwood for shade as opposed to caves.|
|Compatibility||A good citizen, neither very large nor territorial.|
|Suggested Tankmates||Generally best kept with rheophilic fish.|
|Breeding||Unreported in the home aquarium.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Knaack, J.,Tropical Fish Hobbyist, July 1999, pp 102-107.|
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|Last Update||2013 Jul 11 18:08 (species record created: 2002 Aug 15 00:00)|