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|Scientific Name||Hoplosternum magdalenae Eigenmann in Ellis, 1913|
|Common Name||Striped Hoplo|
|Type Locality||Soplaviento, Colombia.|
|Pronunciation||hop low STERN um - mag dall LEN ae|
|Etymology||Hoplosternum: From the Greek hoplon, meaning shield and sternum, meaning breast; in reference to the prominent coracoid bones on the breast. Named after the river Magdalena which is part of its native habitat.|
|Size||96mm or 3.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Distribution||South America: Magdalena and Sinu River basins, Columbia and Venezuela.
Colombia Caribbean Rivers, Magdalena (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Colombia Caribbean Rivers, Sinú (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|pH||5.8 - 7.8|
|Temperature||20.0-22.0°C or 68-71.6°F (Show species within this range)|
|Other Parameters||up to 25 dGH.|
|Feeding||Omnivore, constantly searches the substrate for any food.|
|Breeding||Bubble-nest builder. Male courts the female. The female carries eggs in a pouch created by the pectoral fin and places them in the nest with the male curved around the female. Female should be removed after spawn. Fry develops in 4-5 days. Spawn took place in a 26-28 °C tank with 5 °KH. Rear fry in a tank with algae, feeding with Artemia and prepared babyfood (such as TetraMin Babyfood).|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Ann. Carnegie Mus.v. 8 (nos. 3-4) - pp412|
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|Last Update||2006 Nov 08 12:47 (species record created: 2004 Jan 17 00:00)|