Loricaria sp. Rio Atabapo

3. February 2016

Finally we are able again to offer bred specimens of this Loricaria. It is the most beautiful species of the genus. Like all its relatives it is a mouthbrooding species. The males carry the egg-clusters along with them. For this they use the lower lip, which becomes much bigger during the breeding season, until the fry hatch.

The feature that makes Loricaria sp. Rio Atabapo (also known as Loricaria sp. Colombia) unmistakable is the dark harness stripe over the head. The species attains a length of about 20 cm and is still undescribed scientifically.

For our customers: the animals have code 266662 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer

Angaben zum Tier
Herkunft Nachzucht / bred
Verfügbare Größe in cm 5-6