Panaque sp. L418 Shampupa

23. August 2011

The magnificent Panaque species which belong to the P.-nigrolineatus-complex are much sought for ornamental fishes. All species seem to become around 40 cm long. One of the most spectacular ones originates from Peru and received the L-number 418. Characteristic features of the fish, which is called Shampupa by the exporters, is the broad light band in the caudal fin und the turquoise-green basic coloration.

Shampupa is a very rare fish and available only in very limited numbers. Like all Panaque, it is a specialized feeder that feeds in the wild almost exclusively on dead wood. So it is absolutely necessary to decorate a Panaque tank with lots of roots. However, the fish take in captivity also a lot of different types of regular fishfood.

For our customers: the fish have code 26480-L-418-5 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply on the wholesale trade.

Lexikon: Panaque: derived from the native name for P. nigrolineatus in Venezuela.

Suggestion of a common name: Shampupa Royal Pleco.

Text & Photos: Frank Schäfer

Angaben zum Tier
Herkunft Peru
Verfügbare Größe in cm 10-15