Panaque L90a Ojo Chico

3. December 2009

L90 is a very variably colored species. This year we received very nice animals which have the bright halfmoon in the caudal fin orange red instead of white. The Spanish name (ojo = eye, chico = boy) does not emphasize on the coloration, but on the small eye which distinguishes L90 from other members of the genus in Peru.

The beautiful colour of the caudal fin is also present in adults. Like all L90 this species grows to a length of at least 30 cm. This gives the length of the body only, as it makes little sense to give a total length for species with such long caudal fin filaments as in L90.

These Panque feed mainly on wood. So the tank should be furnished with lots of relatively soft wood and a strong filter, for wood is very poor in nutrients. So the fish have to eat very much and this produces also lots of feces.

For our customers: the fish have code 26480-L 090A-1 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Lexicon: Panaque: after the common name for P. nigrolineatus in Venezuela.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer