Panaque from Colombia: L190, L191, L330

15. March 2024

We can currently offer all three striped Panaque from Colombia, namely L330 Panaque nigrolineatus laurafabianae (Colombia: upper Rio Guaviare drainage), L190 Panaque nigrolineatus nigrolineatus (Colombia/Venezuela: Rio Meta and lower drainage of the Rio Guaviare) and L191 Panaque cf. titan (Colombia: Rio Caguán, drainage of the Rio Caqueta). We have comparable sizes of all three forms here and in this post we present all three in the size 4-6 cm.

All three species/subspecies grow to a length of 30-40 cm and are wood-eaters. Adult specimens can become quite rough with each other. Large aquariums with plenty of wood and lots of hiding places and extremely powerful filtration are therefore a basic requirement for the long-term care of these wonderful animals. The water temperature should be in the range of 26-28°C or slightly higher, the water values are of secondary importance. Any drinking water is suitable for keeping them. Apart from wood, the animals are mainly given pieces of vegetables (potato, sweet potato, zucchini, pumpkin, cucumber, carrot etc.). They will of course also nibble on all frozen and dry food, but such food is only suitable as an exceptional treat for fish with long intestines and a sensitive biome that are adapted to an extremely low-nutrient diet.

For our customers: in sizes 4-6 cm, L330 has code 26480-L 330-1, L190 274402 and L191 Green Titan 274422 on our stock list. Please note that we only supply wholesale.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer