|All Fishes Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Farlowella sp. (2)|
|Pronunciation||far LOW ella|
|Etymology||This genus is named after W. G. Farlow, from Harvard University.|
|Identification||The genus Farlowella is distinguished by its elongate and slender body with a pronounced rostrum (of variable length), having the dorsal fin located near the middle of the body and only slightly anterior to the anal fin (vs. having the dorsal fin conspicuously closer to the head than the tail, and significantly further anterior than the anal fin), and having a brownish color with two lateral dark stripes beginning at the tip of the rostrum, passing through the eyes and ending at the tail. A key to the genus can be found here.|
|Distribution||Peru: Madre de Dios |
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Madeira, Madre de Dios (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|Suggested Tankmates||Smaller Tetras or Rasboras are suitably mannered - perhaps hatchetfish are best. Avoid fast or "nippy" fishes such as Danios or Barbs. Will do well with Corydoras catfish, but larger catfish or cichlids are to be avoided.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
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There is no registered keeper.
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|Last Update||2003 Dec 10 00:00 (species record created: 2003 Dec 10 00:00)|