Hypostomus sp. - L075 - Fast Fact
Fast facts on Hypostomus sp. L075.
Rio de Para; in the Amazon area (Brasil). This fish is also known
(according to Aqualog: Loricariidae all the L-numbers) with the name
of Ancistrus Venezuela L124 of course originating from Venezuela
(check pages 34 and 51): I wonder why. Among the usual (and disliked
not only by myself) common names
to mentioned at least
Para Pleco and Big
Spot Hypostomus. L-number is, so far, clear: L075
I currently keep
in a 125 lt/tank (33 US Gals or so) aquascaped with gravel, rock,
bogwoods and some Microsorium pteropus. Its actual size (about 10cm;
4 inches) is said to, almost, double and
its space needs
result in, at least, a 300 lt tank.
quality requirements are
(according to the same book): Water temp 22°-25° C (71°-77° F); a pH
in the range of 6.5-7.2; not too bright lightning.
Reported to be an egg-layer (quite common among loriicarids). I
happen to have a single specimen. As a matter of fact
latest addition to the “Pleco collection”.
Will accept any kind of food (as far it’s reported and I tend to
agree): dry food (tablets) of animal and vegetal origin.
M’buna! Believe it or not he’s done marvellously well in my
M’buna tank. That’s why I point Your attention to this (not so easy
to find) fish:
– even if not that natural – addition to an African cichlid tank.
Then I quitted (regrettably I should say) with M’bunas and
right now its
tank mates happen to be two pair of Cryptoheros nanoluteus (cichlids
originating from Panama: a present from Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
and a wild – male - Ancistrus collected
my trip to Peru.
time: so far so good …