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Rabu, 24 Juni 2009

Freshwater Fish Species


90. TITANICUS PLECO "L273" (Pseudacanthicus sp.)
FAMILY: Loriicaridae
TYPE: Catfish
MAX SIZE: 12" (approx. 30cm)
ORIGIN: Rio Tapajos, Brazil (South America)
DIET: Omnivorous
CHARACTER: Peaceful
MISC: peaceful but territorial from a young age, some large specimens are aggressively territorial and may cause problems if housed with other large nocturnal fish



89. FLASH PLECO "L204" (Panaque sp.)
FAMILY: Loriicaridae
TYPE: Catfish
MAX SIZE: 5.2" (approx. 13cm)
ORIGIN: Peru, South America
DIET: Omnivorous
CHARACTER: Peaceful
MISC: The most popular pleco from Peru


88. SUNSHINE PLECO "L14" (Scobinancistrus aureatus)
FAMILY: Loriicaridae
TYPE: Catfish
MAX SIZE: 17" (approx. 40cm)
ORIGIN: Rio Xingu, Brazil (South America)
DIET: Omnivorous
CHARACTER: Peaceful
MISC: one of the most popular loricariidae in the market, not as shy and timid as most plecos


87. POLKA DOT LYRE / ADONIS PLECO (Acanthicus adonis)
FAMILY: Loricariidae
TYPE: Catfish
MAX SIZE: 40" (approx. 100cm)
ORIGIN: Rio Tocantins, Brazil (South America)
DIET: Omnivorous
CHARACTER: Peaceful
MISC: the spots will eventually faded when reaching adult size, probably the biggest loricariidae



86. SCARLET PLECO "L25" (Pseudacanthicus sp.)
FAMILY: Loricariidae
TYPE: Catfish
MAX SIZE: 17" (approx. 40cm)
ORIGIN: Rio Xingu, Brazil (South America)
DIET: Carnivorous
CHARACTER: Peaceful
MISC: although a carnivore, some vegetable should also be provided and thus balances diet, Water quality is important for this fish, clear, well-oxygenated especially because of the warmer water this fish prefers

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