|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Panaqolus claustellifer Tan, Souza & Armbruster, 2016|
|Type Locality||Amazon River - rio Branco drainage, Takutu River near Lethem, Guyana, 3.47043°, -059.80993°.|
|Pronunciation||pan ack oh luss|
|Etymology||Panaqolus: Inelegantly derived from the indigenous term Panaque and in a form that infers a smaller size than that genus.|
|Size||90mm or 3.5" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Very, very similar to LDA001. The only difference being this fish has blood red stripes rather than beige to orange ones.|
|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.|
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro, Lower Negro, Branco, Upper Branco, Tacutu (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|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 Reports||There are 6 breeding reports, read them all here.|
|References||Neotropical Ichthyology v. 14 (no. 2) (e150033), pp , Figs. 1-2.|
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|Last Update||2018 Jan 07 07:18 (species record created: 2002 Aug 21 00:00)|