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Scientific NameHypancistrus sp. (L236)   
Common NameL236
Pronunciationhype an siss truss
EtymologyA 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.
IdentificationTypical 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 RemarksA very beautiful variety rarely seen on stocklists, those seen are line bred from a handful of wild imports.
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DistributionIntroduced 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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pH6.6 - 7.6
Temperature24.0-29.0°C or 75.2-84.2°F (Show species within this range)
Other ParametersCurrent is appreciated.
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FeedingOmnivorous. They still prefer meaty food such as bloodworms, gammarus and brine shrimp. Commercially prepared food such as Spirulina tabs are also avidily eaten.
CompatibilityA good citizen, not especially territorial.
Suggested TankmatesSmall 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.
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ReferencesDatz 06/1997, p 349.
Registered Keepers(1) fischling, (2) Ak Viking, (3) stinger, (4) saltcop (k: 4), who also notes: "Looked in the tank and saw fry today but not sure how many.", (5) henryrus, (6) wasabi, (7) trini_100, (8) LUISGOREY (p: 2), (9) weisel (k: 6), (10) john1, (11) Finnegan@large (k: 4), who also notes: "spawn with 16 wigglers found on 9.20.2008", (12) djwalker124, (13) call_apple, (14) tinman_rlg (p: 2), (15) Billybob, (16) Bjørn, (17) X-Tank, (18) duequattro, (19) tspaceace68, (20) monkiecat (k: 5), (21) Raina, (22) wucy, (23) LEO Taiwan, (24) BigBUSbernard, (25) gforcefx, (26) Lars Jamne (k: 115), (27) Id16, (28) Wijnbelevenis, (29) 1walter9, (30) papaharzi (k: 5), (31) Cristoffer Forssander (p: 2), (32) LivHeidiBraten, who also notes: "Glaser", (33) Eric Bodrock (k: 42), who also notes: "My photo showing NICE colored one.", (34) saor alba, (35) Milo, (36) Allen Repashy, (37) JSamuels, (38) allen327 (k: 8), (39) TonyCZ, (40) Mathias (k: 10), (41) spip, (42) Nabobmob1 (k: 5), (43) CharlieM9, (44) TrulsK (k: 4), (45) Baker lad, (46) Tamcon83 (k: 11), (47) Koen (p: 2, k: 65), who also notes: "H.Will line", "R.Budrovcan line Started breeding 07/2016", (48) Ltygress (k: 8), (49) Engel60, (50) lukan, (51) Jborley, (52) KatieeElizabeth, who also notes: "Maverick", (53) Junglejason, (54) GeirO, (55) HansM, (56) ReubenPalmer, (57) amazonaquatics, (58) kastokke, (59) Ravn (k: 5), (60) MBoge (k: 10), (61) dpfs, (62) Anna_krepak, (63) Mistyotis, (64) vmatheson, (65) Snowyj99 (p: 2), (66) LucF1450 (k: 10), (67) Aqua-Amazon, (68) KCZ4 (k: 5), (69) jaenowell (k: 15), (70) Loc.

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Breeding Reports(1) Cristoffer Forssander (b: 57), (2) Nabobmob1 (b: 45), (3) Lars Jamne (b: 35), (4) Mathias (b: 11).
Article - CotM 2013 July
Article - Shane's World Species The L236 Story, Pt 2 - First captive spawning
Article - Shane's World Species The L236 Story, Pt 3 - The successful raising of L236
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Last Update2017 Sep 01 11:30 (species record created: 2002 Nov 13 00:00)