Scobiancistrus sp. L82

Enigmatic, strange, weird and very rare – this fish is a great symbol of what may be lost when the Xingu is dammed and the native species will struggle for survival. With it's almost cigar shaped body it clearly represents a new, yet to be named genus together with it's sister form L252. We are lucky to have this species in our network.

 

Facts:

Name: Scobiancistrus sp. L82

Trade names: Opal Dot Pleco, L82

Origin: Rio Xingu, Brazil

Maximum TL: 22 cm / 9''

 

L82 is a shy fish, in need of lots of hiding places in the form of rocks and caves to feel secure. A typical representative for oxygene rich rapids, they should be given a large tank with good current and clean, well filtered water. As a carnivore, meat from crustaceans and fish suits them well. Luckily, the species is bred on a regular basis by fellow Norwegian fishkeeper Haavard Støre Andresen, so offspring is spread around in good numbers. The species is illegal to export from Brazil. 

 

 

More info:

http://www.l-welse.com/reviewpost/showproduct.php/product/94/cat/96  

http://www.planetcatfish.com/common/species.php?species_id=445 

Scobiancistrus sp. L82 F1
Scobiancistrus sp. L82 F1
Scobiancistrus sp. L82 F1
Scobiancistrus sp. L82 F1
Scobiancistrus sp. L82 F1
Scobiancistrus sp. L82 F1
Scobiancistrus sp. L82

Scobiancistrus sp. L82

Photo: Haakon Haagensen

Scobiancistrus sp. L82

Scobiancistrus sp. L82

Photo: Daniel Konn-Vetterlein

Scobiancistrus sp. L82

Scobiancistrus sp. L82

Photo: Haakon Haagensen

Scobiancistrus sp. L82

Scobiancistrus sp. L82

Photo: Neil Woodward/Pier Aquatics

Scobiancistrus sp. L82

Scobiancistrus sp. L82

Photo: Lars Jamne

Scobiancistrus sp. L82

Scobiancistrus sp. L82

Photo: Lars Jamne

Scobiancistrus sp. L82

Scobiancistrus sp. L82

Photo: Lars Jamne

Scobiancistrus sp. L82

Scobiancistrus sp. L82

Photo: Lars Jamne

Scobiancistrus sp. L82

Scobiancistrus sp. L82

Photo: Lars Jamne

Scobiancistrus sp. L82

Scobiancistrus sp. L82

Photo: Lars Jamne

Scobiancistrus sp. L82

Scobiancistrus sp. L82

Photo: Lars Jamne

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