Glyptoperichthys gibbiceps/Pterygoplichthys gibbiceps (L 165)

Kner, 1854
Glyptoperichthys gibbiceps/Pterygoplichthys gibbiceps (L 165)
Classification
Family
 
Subfamily
Synonyms
Leopard sailfin
Pterygoplichthys gibbiceps
Wabenschilderwels
Glyptoperichthys gibbiceps "albino"
Length (total)
approx.  60 cm
Recommended tank size
200 cm
Temperature in °C
25 - 30 °C
pH:
4.0 - 8.0
Origin
Rio Negro (Amazonas); Rio Orinoco
Brazil, Venezuela
GPS Holotype: 0.93847,-66.81002
Map to Glyptoperichthys gibbiceps/Pterygoplichthys gibbiceps (L 165)
Type of water
Clear water, White water, Black water
Nutrition
Nutrition (mostly): omnivore
Eats plants
unknown
Keeping in (small) groups is recommended. Individual keeping is possible.
Sex difference
from genus: males have greater (dorsal) fins and a wider head, posibly females have a wider wais
Bred
WA2
 
 
 
Others
Honeycomb-shaped drawing
[Pterygoplichthys xinguensis (L 83) net-like worm lines]
Information for export
On the positive list of Brazil in 2012: The positive list of Brazil
last seen on a
german stock list
11/October/2018
Additional literature
  • A. Werner / W. Lechner / Dr. J. Schmidt "Miniatlas L-Welse"  edition: 1 (2005) P.148
  • I. Seidel / H.-G. Evers "Welsatlas 2"  edition: 1 (2005) P.1147
  • Das Aquarium 3/96 S.2 - 4
Pic. 2: Glyptoperichthys gibbiceps/Pterygoplichthys gibbiceps (L 165)
Pic. 2: Glyptoperichthys gibbiceps/Pterygoplichthys gibbiceps (L 165)
Pic. 2: Glyptoperichthys gibbiceps/Pterygoplichthys gibbiceps (L 165)
Pic. 2: Glyptoperichthys gibbiceps/Pterygoplichthys gibbiceps (L 165)
Pic. 6: Glyptoperichthys gibbiceps/Pterygoplichthys gibbiceps (L 165)
Pic. 6: Glyptoperichthys gibbiceps/Pterygoplichthys gibbiceps (L 165)
Pic. 6: Glyptoperichthys gibbiceps/Pterygoplichthys gibbiceps (L 165)
Pic. 6: Glyptoperichthys gibbiceps/Pterygoplichthys gibbiceps (L 165)
Pic. 10: Glyptoperichthys gibbiceps/Pterygoplichthys gibbiceps (L 165)
Pic. 10: Glyptoperichthys gibbiceps/Pterygoplichthys gibbiceps (L 165)
Many thanks to
for the pictures
Janette Richter
1, 2, 3, 4
D. Sal.
5
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