All FishesLoricariidaeHypostominaePanaqolus

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Scientific NamePanaqolus sp. (L468)   
Common NamesL468, Panaqolus Sp. Rio Moa
Pronunciationpan ack oh luss
EtymologyPanaqolus: Inelegantly derived from the indigenous term Panaque and in a form that infers a smaller size than that genus. 
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SexingLike all members of the genus, males grow elongated interopercular odontodes during the breeding season. Males develop noticeable odontodes along the dorsum (back of the body) as well. Males develop small pointed genital papillae, whereas mature females will have large, rounded, swollen papillae. Additionally, gravid females have noticeably wider bodies between the pectoral and pelvic fins when viewed from above, compared to males.
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Distribution
Amazon, Juruá, Moa (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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FeedingThis genus feeds on wood, and should have several pieces, preferably several kinds of wood to chew on. Aside from wood, a mainly vegetarian diet is recommended, prepared food such as algae wafers and fresh vegetables, such as courgette (zucchini) and tubers such as potato or sweet potato (yams).
FurnitureRock piles are optional and wood tangles are a must. Plants are not vital and will be nibbled or destroyed.
Suggested TankmatesWorks well with most types of peaceful community fish. Can be somewhat territorial towards conspecifics, but given enough hiding spaces, a group can be kept in a suitable size aquarium - roughly requiring a 30 x 30cm area per fish.
BreedingA cave breeder, the male looks after the eggs and fry until the fry are ready to fend for themselves as miniature copies of the adults.
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Registered KeepersNone.
Breeding ReportsNone.
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Last Update2017 Nov 22 13:19 (species record created: 2013 Dec 04 21:16)