|All Fishes Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Leporacanthicus sp. (L263)|
|Common Names||L263, Sultana Pleco |
|Pronunciation||lepor ah KAN thi cuss|
|Etymology||Latin, lepus, leporis = rabbit + Greek, akantha = thorn.|
|Size||250mm or 9.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||All Leporacanthicus spp. have a small backwards facing slightly proud blunt thorn-like plate on top of their heads.|
|Sexing||Adult males have a much longer and broader head with small odontodes on the sides of head, more odontodes on pectoral fin spine and on the whole body, a bigger dorsal fin and normally a prettier coloration.|
|Distribution||South America: Brazil: Rio Tapajos |
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tapajós (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|Temperature||23.0-27.0°C or 73.4-80.6°F (Show species within this range)|
|Feeding||Not a true vegetarian so a wide variety of foods, including algae wafers, cucumber or courgette (zucchini), frozen bloodworm, prawns, shrimps and tablet food. Shelled crustaceans or mollusks appear favourite foods but should be fed sparingly or used for conditioning. User data.|
|Furniture||Found in nature on wood, in comparison to [i]Leporacanthicus joselimai[/i], which is found on rock.|
|Compatibility||Gets on with small lively catfish but avoid too many other larger bottom dwellers (unless space permits) due to the territorial disputes.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Registered Keepers||There is no registered keeper.|
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|Last Update||2022 Jan 19 11:42 (species record created: 2005 May 16 00:00)|