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All assigned numbers: L315

Name: Spectracanthicus sp. (L315)

Location: Brazil: Rio Xingu at Altamira

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Appearance: Belonging to the genus Spectracanthicus a genus closely related to Oligancistrus differences being the dentition and the teeth. Also the eye diameter is larger in Oligancistrus.
A small fish quite “Chunky†in shape and with rather dark eyes. This fish has a sprinkling of fine white spots on a blue almost black background. The mildly forked caudal fin is unusual for the genus.

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Sexing and Breeding: Tank mates should be chosen with care as this fish despite its small size can become quite territorial. Mid-water fish are ignored but small bottom-feeding fish will become a target for aggression.


Diet: A meat eater that will not turn its nose up at vegetable based foods but will prefer meat to vegetable matter.
Will take sinking wafers and pellets along with shrimp and bloodworm.

Water parameters: PH 6.0 – 7.5 Temp 26.0-30.0°C or 78.8-86°F
Soft dark water and a reasonable flow of oxygenated water are required as is substrate of course sand with rocks and bog wood tangle. This best replicates the areas of the Xingu were this fish is mainly found. Tank mates should be chosen with care as this fish despite its small size can become quite territorial. Mid-water fish are ignored but small bottom-feeding fish will become a target for aggression.

Max Size: 4.0â€

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Additional Comments: Photos permitted to use by Ingo Seidel Back to nature

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