Hypancistrus l-174
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Hypancistrus l-174

Common Names: Peruvian Panther Pleco
Spotted Zebra Pleco
Family: Loricariidae
Category: Catfish_Bottom_Feeders
Distribution: America - South; Rio Xingu, Para State
Main Ecosystem: River; River
Temperament: Peaceful; A fairly peaceful species.
Diet: Carnivore; Omnivorous, though meatier foods are preferred.
Care: Relatively easy. Water quality should be maintained.
6 - 8
25°C - 30°C
77°F - 86°F
Potential Size: Male: 9cm (3.5")
Female: 9cm (3.5")
Water Region: Bottom; Bottom
Activity: NonSpecific; More active during nightime hours.
Gender: Rather difficult as interopercular odontodes remain small in both sexes. Spinier primary pectoral rays and a blunter head may be used to distinguish the sexes, with varying efficacy.
Breeding: Has been bred multiple times in standard hyapncsitrus form; a tight fitting cave with soft, clean, flowing water, and meaty foods were provided.Egg batches are fairly small.
Comments: This fish is unusually proportioned for a hypancistrus sp., however, certain discerning morphological features such as tooth count (same for upper and lower lips) keeps it in its current genus.
Main Colours: White, Grey, Black
Markings: Striped And Spotted
Mouth: Sucking Disc
Tail: Forked
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Submitted By: Cup_of_Lifenoodles
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