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Rabu, 24 Juni 2009

Freshwater Fish Species


95. SAILFIN PLECO "L83" (Pterygoplichthys gibbiceps)
FAMILY: Loriicaridae
TYPE: Catfish
MAX SIZE: " (approx. cm)
ORIGIN: Peru and Brazil, South America
DIET: Omnivorous
CHARACTER: Peaceful
MISC: require heavy filtration, not because they are fussy about water quality, but because of the high volumes of waste they produce




94. QUEEN ARABESQUE "L260" (Hypancistrus sp.)
FAMILY: Loriicaridae
TYPE: Catfish
MAX SIZE: 4" (approx. 10cm)
ORIGIN: Rio Tapajos, Brazil (South America)
DIET: Omnivorous
CHARACTER: Peaceful
MISC: the males are slightly bigger, longer interopercular, seems to have a belly that is marble, females however have all white bellies




93. MAGNUM PLECO "L47" (Baryancistrus sp.)
FAMILY: Loriicaridae
TYPE: Catfish
MAX SIZE: 11" (approx. 28cm)
ORIGIN: Rio Xingu, Brazil (South America)
DIET: Omnivorous
CHARACTER: Peaceful
MISC: rocks and driftwood help to accent a natural habitat and provide hiding spaces to cut down on stress for most plecos




92. BRISTLENOSE PLECO (Ancistrus sp.)
FAMILY: Loriicaridae
TYPE: Catfish
MAX SIZE: 6" (approx. 15cm)
ORIGIN: South America
DIET: Omnivorous
CHARACTER: Peaceful
MISC: the males have more bristle than the female, has been commercially bred



91. LEOPARD FROG PLECO "L134" (Peckoltia sp.)
FAMILY: Loriicaridae
TYPE: Catfish
MAX SIZE: 4" (approx. 10cm)
ORIGIN: Rio Tapajos, Brazil (South America)
DIET: Omnivorous
CHARACTER: Peaceful
MISC: have been commercially bred, total omnivore who will sometimes eats on algae

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