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Scientific Name Hypancistrus sp. (L411)   
Common Names L411, Monte Dourado Pleco
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 130mm or 5.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Can be hard to differentiate from L260 [and often labelled as L260]. Juveniles are very similar to L260, but the pattern of this species has an even lines of black and white, where L260 has wider black than white lines. Mature specimens are less contrasty than L260, which makes the distinction easier, however make sure the fish are well settled and unstressed when making this comparison, as both can look quite bland when stressed.
Sexing Males have cheek and pectoral odontodes to a larger extent than females, as well as overall body shape shows females as fatter around the mid-section when in good condition.
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Distribution Monte Dourado is a small city on the Rio Jari and from there they are shipped to exporters in Altamira.
Amazon, Jari (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Temperature 25.0-30.0°C or 77-86°F (Show species within this range)
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Feeding A carnivore that takes prepared, frozen and live foods, such as sinking carnivore tablets, frozen or live bloodworms
Furniture Sand, primarily rocks and optionally driftwood. Caves made out of slate plates, bamboo or PVC pipe.
Compatibility Suitable with most fish, as long as they are not too large or territorial about bottom-space.
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 say they breed in similar manner to other Hypancistrus - male guards eggs and wrigglers in a cave.
Breeding Reports There are 3 breeding reports, read them all here.
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Last Update 2009 Apr 08 23:29 (species record created: 2006 Nov 16 03:44)