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Scientific NameHypancistrus sp. (L174)   
Common NameL174
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 90mm or 3.5" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
IdentificationCould be taken for a H. zebra variation. Exhibits stripes on the head like on H. zebra but the rest of the body is covered with black spots, sometimes joined together forming a small wavy line.
SexingTypical for the genus.
Male: interopercular and pectoral odontodes longer, hard ray of pectoral fins broader, odontodes on body plates, head longer and wider.
Female: smaller size and more round in the ventral.
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DistributionRio Xingu, Brazil.
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Xingu (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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pH6.8 - 7.8
Temperature25.0-28.0°C or 77-82.4°F (Show species within this range)
Other ParametersOther water parameters are not impotant except for temperature and disolved oxygen levels that should be keep high with a strong current.
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FeedingMainly carnivorus, live or frozen blood worms, brine shrimp, gammarus Commercial prepared food eaten as well, such as tablets and pellets.
FurnitureFine sand and rocky setup with some driftwood. Caves made out of slate, clay, bamboo or pvc tube. Dim light although plants can be kept as these fish won't touch them.
CompatibilityShy. Territorial towards conspecific and other Loricariidae. If kept with other Loricariidae, they should be about the same range in size and behavior.
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.
BreedingNo report so far but should be like that for the other members of the genus. Because of the adult size, a female should lay about 20-30 eggs.
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ReferencesDATZ 8/1994, pp 533-536.
Registered Keepers(1) alga (k: 12), (2) killerklown, (3) saltcop, (4) henryrus, (5) Judazzz (k: 4), (6) MacedonianLion (k: 7), (7) Dave_C, (8) LUISGOREY, (9) longstocking (k: 2), who also notes: "Cute little buggers... but just starting keeping them !", (10) Julie, (11) Zebra46 (k: 6), (12) amergim, (13) Leucosticta, (14) pureplecs, (15) Tommi (k: 5), who also notes: "Sold, had tank shared with L46.", (16) Borbi (k: 7), (17) Bengt F (k: 7), (18) thegeeman, (19) smsjazz81, (20) Sanplec (k: 20), (21) Raz, (22) Zeroblues, (23) drakeho (k: 16), (24) Billybob, (25) Bjørn, (26) fuzzytigerbird, (27) jac (k: 12), who also notes: "Successful breeding group.", (28) AleGer (k: 12), (29) PlecoCrazy (k: 6), (30) janne dahle (k: 8), (31) jimpa, (32) Zulan, (33) keen-eyed (k: 8), (34) Yakov_krepak, (35) brechtvh, (36) bigbadbraun, (37) bruce3, (38) balken89 (k: 20), (39) Plecmadmike (p: 2), (40) Jaz (k: 4), (41) XgreenX, (42) Lars Jamne (k: 12), (43) Wijnbelevenis, (44) steph en jess (k: 5), (45) Andrewjw (k: 6), (46) Cristoffer Forssander, (47) stezatois, (48) Id16, (49) CodOnMyRod, (50) mike197, (51) saor alba, (52) cypho23, (53) Allen Repashy, (54) stumac (k: 2), (55) pleco rob, (56) Brian2014 (p: 2, k: 2), (57) Unungy, (58) spip, (59) CharlieM9, (60) Jost, (61) Baker lad, (62) OlePaulsen, (63) Barbie, (64) Engel60, (65) ReddHart (k: 6), (66) HansM (k: 21), (67) Xingu23 (k: 20), (68) amazonaquatics, (69) dpfs (k: 6), (70) Piotr, (71) rgp1904 (k: 7), (72) Mistyotis, (73) jaenowell (k: 8), (74) Vierrollenfreak, (75) Koi-fantast (k: 10), (76) Loc.

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Breeding Reports(1) AleGer (b: 52), (2) Cristoffer Forssander (b: 51), (3) CodOnMyRod (b: 48), (4) jac (b: 48), (5) jaenowell (b: 47), (6) Zulan (b: 43), (7) Andrewjw (b: 32), (8) keen-eyed (b: 10), (9) Jaz (b: 9).
Article - Shane's World Reproduction L174 and L316, two small and similar Hypancistrus species
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Last Update2013 Jul 10 19:55 (species record created: 2001 May 09 00:00)