L036 Hemiancistrus spilomma

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All assigned numbers: L036

Name:
Hemiancistrus/Ancistomus spilomma(Peckoltia spilomma)

Common Names: L036

Location
: Rio Araguaia, Para and Rio Tocantins, Brazil

Photos:
lL036.jpgl036_02k.jpgl036_05k.jpg

Appearance:
First impression of the spilomma is that it looks very similar to a Hypostomus but odontodes behind the gill cover are typical of the Ancistrus family.

Compatibility:
The Hemiancistrus spilommais a fairly non aggressive pleco even as an adult, this makes them ideal for medium sized fish tanks.

Sexing and Breeding:
Males have longer odontodes behind the gill covers and on the pectoral-fin spine.They also have odontode growth on the lower half of the body.

Diet: Omnivore but need a more veggie based diet. Plenty of fresh vegetables and also some meaty foods like mosquito larvae and brine shrimp

Water parameters:
PH 5.5-7.5 Temp 25-29c
They require soft to medium hard water and a strong current. Due to the higher temp required, plenty of oxygen is needed. 120cms in the smallest tank size that is recommended.

Max Size:
17cms

Bred by:
Unknown

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References

Back to Nature L-Catfishes written by Ingo Seidel
Datz L35-L38 PDF http://www.datz.de/Artikel.dll/l-35-l-38-vier-harnischwelse-aus-dem-araguaia-und-dem-tocantins_MTU0NTYxOA.PDF

Photos
Thank you to Elko of http://www.welsfans.de/
 
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