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Scientific Name Hypancistrus sp. (L236)   
Common Names L236, Cracked Zebra Pleco
Krakaleret Zebrasugemalle (Denmark)
Pronunciation hype an siss truss
Etymology A contraction of the Greek hypo (meaning less than) and ancistrus, an allusion to the reduced number of teeth (particularly in the lower jaw) found in this genus. 
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Size 120mm or 4.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Typical Hypancistrus body shape. Can only really be confused with L066 and L333. L236 has a white base coloration with black lines. These lines are less numerous than on L066 and L333, they are also thinner. Belly is all white.
Sexing .
General Remarks A very beautiful variety rarely seen on stocklists, those seen are line bred from a handful of wild imports.
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Distribution Introduced in DATZ as being from the Rio Iriri, a tributary of the Rio Xingu Para State, Brazil however it is more likely that the handful of original specimens came from the lower main river channel.
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Xingu, Lower Xingu (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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pH 6.6 - 7.6
Temperature 24.0-29.0°C or 75.2-84.2°F (Show species within this range)
Other Parameters Current is appreciated.
Down Husbandry Information
Feeding Omnivorous. They still prefer meaty food such as bloodworms, gammarus and brine shrimp. Commercially prepared food such as Spirulina tabs are also avidily eaten. User data.
Furniture .
Compatibility A good citizen, not especially territorial.
Suggested Tankmates Small tetras and other similar small fish. Also Corydoras. Care has to be taken to ensure that they get enough food, as they can be a bit shy and slow to grab food when available.
Breeding .
Breeding Reports There are 9 breeding reports, read them all here.
Down Further Information
Reference Datz 06/1997, p 349.
Registered Keepers There are 133 registered keepers, view all "my cats" data.
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Last Update 2022 Jan 19 10:58 (species record created: 2002 Nov 13 00:00)