All FishesLoricariidaeHemiloricaria

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Scientific NameHemiloricaria platyura  (Müller & Troschel, 1848)
Common Name
Synonym(s)Loricaria platyura, Loricaria submarginatus, Rineloricaria platyura
Pronunciationhem ee lorry CAR ee ah.
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Size 100mm or 3.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
SexingMales grow short spines in the top of their heads and pectoral fins.
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Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, French Guyana Coastal Rivers, Mana (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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FeedingAdaptable omnivores, these fish will eat most foods from cucumber or zucchini slices to frozen bloodworm or dry flake foods.
FurnitureThe fish should be provided with half-pipe type refuges which also often be used as spawning sites.
CompatibilityPeaceful and not territorial.
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Registered KeepersNone.
Breeding ReportsNone.
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Last Update2017 Oct 05 13:00 (species record created: 2004 Jun 28 00:00)