Leporacanthicus from the Rio Tapajós: L263 and L264

26. August 2015

received from Brazil two species of pretty carnivorous loricariids.
Both originate from the Rio Tapajós, where they occur even syntopically.
L264 has been described scientifically under the name of
Leporacanthicus joselimai, whereas L263 still waits for a scientist to
take a closer look on it.

It is very unusual that two closely related species live in the wild together. Usually one species will dominate the other. But in this case it obviously works. Both L-numbers for sure represent species on their own, as both have been bred already successfully in aquaria.

Both species attain a maximum length of about 15-20 cm.

For our customers: the fish have code 26480-L 263-3 (L263) und 26480-L 264-3 (L264) on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer