This beautiful loricariid originates from the Rio Xingu. It becomes collected upstream from Altamira. In all probability the species can attain a maximum length of about 35 cm, but there are no reliable information on that topic available. The pretty pair we have currently in stock (and which made a good job as photo model) is around 16-20 cm long; we have also three additional specimens of that size in stock.
The sexes are difficult to tell apart in L253. The main difference is the body shape. Our female has moreover light, yellowish-white spines in the pectoral, ventral, and caudal fin, but this is almost for sure an individual exception.
So far nothing has been published on a successful breeding of L253. However, the closely related species Scobinancistrus aurantiacus is bred even commercially in small numbers. That species is a typical cave brooder.
For our customers: the animals have code 26480-L 253-7 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.
Lexicon: Scobinancistrus: means “rasping Ancistrus”; Ancistrus is another genus of catfish. aurantiacus: means “the orange coloured”.
Suggestion of a common name: Slender peacock pleco
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer
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|Verfügbare Größe in cm||16-20|