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Size 70mm or
2.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
brown base coloration with fine yellowish stripe. Rather large eyes compared
with the body length (like Hypancistrus inspector. A small mouth with typical
of the genus; males have longer pectoral and interopercular odontodes, they
also have plate odontodes on the body. Females are rounder in the ventral
Distribution Rio Bita,
tributary of the Rio Orinoco, up of Puerto Care?o, Colombia
pH 6.4 - 7.6
They still seem to prefer meaty foods such as blood worms, gammarus or brine
shrimps. Commercially prepared food such as Spirulina tabs are also eaten.
sand, driftwood, slate and/or bamboo caves. Plants can be kept without fear of
damage from this species.
small size makes it a good citizen for small tanks. Males are more territorial
than females and are territorial toward conspecifics and other Loricariidae of
about the same size.
Suggested Tankmates 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.
lay about 20 eggs of about 3mm in diameter in a cave. Brood guarded by the male
in the cave. Raising of the young is unproblematic if a good hygiene is