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Rabu, 24 Juni 2009

Freshwater Fish Species


85. GOLD NUGGET PLECO "L18", "L81", "L85" and "L177" (Baryancistrus sp.)
FAMILY: Loricariidae
TYPE: Catfish
MAX SIZE: 14" (approx. 35cm) (L18 & L85), 7.1" (approx. 18cm) (L81), 8" (approx. 20cm) (L177)
ORIGIN: Rio Xingu, Brazil (South America)
DIET: Omnivorous
CHARACTER: Peaceful
MISC: 3 similar forms from the same river which are separated by the size of the spots and collection locality. The fish with the largest spots come from higher up the river and the smaller spots come from further down the river while the L018 is from in between them. The L085 is the juvenile form of L018, thus they are the same fish


84. COMMON PLECO "L21" or "L23" (Pterygoplichthys pardalis)
FAMILY: Loricariidae
TYPE: Catfish
MAX SIZE: 24" (approx. 60cm)
ORIGIN: Amazon, South America
DIET: Omnivorous
CHARACTER: Peaceful
MISC: formerly known as "Hypostomus plecostomus", recently became available in the albino form


83. IRIDESCENT CORY (Corydoras rabauti)
FAMILY: Callichthyidae
TYPE: Catfish
MAX SIZE: 2.2" (approx. 6cm)
ORIGIN: South America
DIET: Omnivorous
CHARACTER: Peaceful
MISC: the fry possess a radically different colouration from the adults


82. SPOTTED CORY (Corydoras ambiacus)
FAMILY: Callichthyidae
TYPE: Catfish
MAX SIZE: 2.5" (approx. 6cm)
ORIGIN: South America
DIET: Omnivorous
CHARACTER: Peaceful
MISC: has a a short snout but elongated upwards towards the end of its snout as in the above picture


81. SCHWARTZ'S CORY (Corydoras schwatrzi)
FAMILY: Callichthyidae
TYPE: Catfish
MAX SIZE: 2.8" (approx. 7cm)
ORIGIN: South America
DIET: Omnivorous
CHARACTER: Peaceful
MISC: named for Mr. Schwartz.



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