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|Hypancistrus sp. (L070)
|L070, Zombie Pleco
|hype an siss truss
|A 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.
|130mm or 5.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
|Different shades of grey are displayed, the intensity will depend of the substrate color and the mood of the fish.
|Males develop small teeth-like odontodes which adorn the leading pectoral fin rays and the back half of the fishes body. Females remain unadorned and have a wider girth across the body most evident when the area just behind the pectoral fins is viewed from above.
|Rio Tapajos, Para State, Brazil
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tapajós (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|6.6 - 7.6
|24.0-28.0°C or 75.2-82.4°F (Show species within this range)
|Omnivorous with a tendency towards meaty foods. Not an effective algae eater. Well fed individuals will not damage most plants. They will also accept commercially prepared food such as Spirulina tabs. User data.
|Rock piles and wood tangles. Plants are not vital.
|Peaceful if a little territorial. As a rough guide give each fish a 12 inch square area well broken up with decorations.
|Small 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.
|Has been bred in captivity, male guards eggs in cave as per usual for the genus. Eggs are around 4mm, around 30 eggs. One spawning report gives a pH of 7.4, GH around 8, and temp 29°C.
|There is no breeding report.
|Seidel, I. Zebra & Co.- die Gattung Hypancistrus, DATZ, 12/2000, ppg 12-18
|There is no registered keeper.
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|2022 Jan 14 11:38 (species record created: 2002 Apr 06 00:00)