December 2006: Last week received we a really impressive, male Scobiancistrus aureatus. With a length of about 30 cm it might be attained full growth. The strong spines on the gill cover (Interopercularodontodes), as well as on their pectoral fins are remarkable. As most L-catfishes from the Rio Xingu they like warmer waters, for their maintenance the water temperature should not fall durably below 26°C . For breeding, which did not succeed as far as I know yet, there must be surely higher temperatures, most L-catfishes from the Xingu are bred at temperatures between 28°C and 30°C .
(Photo F. Schäfer, Text K. Diehl)
|Angaben zum Tier|
|Herkunft||Brasilien, Rio Xingu|