|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|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.|
|Articles|| - CotM 2013 July
- Shane's World Species The L236 Story, Pt 2 - First captive spawning
- Shane's World Species The L236 Story, Pt 3 - The successful raising of L236
|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.|
|General Remarks||A very beautiful variety rarely seen on stocklists, those seen are line bred from a handful of wild imports.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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 Reports||There are 9 breeding reports, read them all here.|
|Reference||Datz 06/1997, p 349.|
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|Last Update||2022 Jan 19 10:58 (species record created: 2002 Nov 13 00:00)|