Hypancistrus sp L260  “Queen Arabesque”

Location: Rio Tapajos,  Brazil

Temperature: 75-85

Size: 4.5-5”

Status: Spawning consistently


The L260 is highly sought after in the hobby for its small size and unique patterning. It can easily be confused with the L411 which is a larger fish that has a less contrasting two-tone gray pattern. A slow grower, this fish can take almost a year to reach 1” depending on feeding and water conditions. Fry are more adventurous during daylight in search for food and become more secretive as they mature. Feed all Hypancistrus species a varied diet containing high protein meat pellets with veggies being offered on occasion.

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