Hypancistrus contradens

Armbruster, Lujan & Taphorn, 2007
Hypancistrus contradens
Etymology
contra (lat.) - opposite, difference; dens (lat.) - tooth
Classification
Family
 
Subfamily
 
Tribe
Synonyms
unknown
Length (total)
approx.  12 cm
Standard length
84.2 mm
Recommended tank size
80 cm
Temperature in °C
26 - 30 °C
pH:
5.5 - 7.5

Origin
río Ventuari / río Orinoco im Mündungsgebiet des río Ventuari (Amazonas)
Venezuela
Map to Hypancistrus contradens
Type of water
Clear water
Flow
small
Substratum
rocks
Nutrition
Nutrition (mostly): omnivore
Stomach / intestine examination
cyanobacteria, diatoms, green algae, insect larvaes
Eats plants
unknown
Keeping in (small) groups is recommended. Individual keeping is possible.
Sex difference
from genus: Males have a a wider head and stronger odontodes. Females have a wider waist.
To distinguish the sexes
from genus: Standard
Bred
multiple
 
 
 
Information for export
last seen on a
german stock list
21/May/2018
Additional literature
  • Seidel, Ingo "Hypancistrus Fibel"  edition: 1 (2010) P.14 - 15
Pic. 2: Hypancistrus contradens
Pic. 2: Hypancistrus contradens
Pic. 2: Hypancistrus contradens
Pic. 2: Hypancistrus contradens
Pic. 6: Hypancistrus contradens
Pic. 6: Hypancistrus contradens
Pic. 6: Hypancistrus contradens
Pic. 6: Hypancistrus contradens
Many thanks to
for the pictures
Tom Rudolph
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
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