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  • Panaqolus sp. (L169) - Gold stripe panaque



    Baby gold stripe panaque. Only 2cm long. I only discovered these guys a few weeks back, now I've seen 5 of them at once. They are probably a few months old.

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    Originally posted by theonetruepath View Post
    Not often you see this guy posing.

    I think it's a male judging by the whiskers.



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    • DiscusEden
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      Name:
      Scientific name: L169
      Common name: Gold Stripe Panaque
      AKA:

      Country of origin:
      South America

      pH: 6.0 - 7.6
      Temperature: 24 - 28c
      Hardness:
      Water flow: standard
      Oxygenation: standard

      Maximum size: 8.0 cm

      Diet: They require driftwood in the tank, which they eat. They will also eat vegetables, and can occasionally be given protien - live or frozen - not too often unless they are being prepared to breed.

      Breeding:
      Females - rounder & smaller

      They breed in caves, including hollows in wood, and the males guard the eggs.

      Tank companions: It is NOT a good fish to keep with shrimp.

      It goes well with other peaceful tank companions. It can be kept in a group if there are sufficient hidey-holes available, and enough room - at least 1 square foot per fish.

      It prefers a sandy substrate, with a biotype set-up including driftwood and some plants, caves can provide hidey-holes. Alternately it could be kept in 2Tone's DIY substrate, with a heavily planted tank, as it has not been known to eat plants.

      Position in tank: It lives at the very bottom of the tank, on the substrate. It is nocturnal, and likely to hide during the day.

      It is often confused with other catfish, particularly:
      L002
      L074
      L306

      Lifespan:

      All Panaqolus spp. are NOT legal imports to Australia as of 20/10/2013:
      http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiv...mport-list.pdf
      however they may have been on previous import lists, have entered Australia prior to the implementation of import lists, or been misidentified on importation.

      The IUCN Red List reports Panaqolus spp. as a species which has not yet been assessed at 20/10/2013:
      http://www.iucnredlist.org/search

      It is very important not to release any aquarium specimens into our waterways. Any that are not sold or re-homed/ given away, can often be re-sold to aquarium stores. If they are homed in ponds, care should be taken that they cannot escape in run-off into our waterways. Even if fish are native & local they should not be moved from one waterway to another, as this can transfer disease. If they are not local fish, they can both spread disease and either out-compete or eat local fish, shrimp & plants, causing their demise.

      It is a good fish for experienced keepers.


      Relevant threads:
      Feral plecos altering waterways and fish stocks - with thanks to PeterJ:
      http://www.aquariumlife.com.au/showt...ht=#post473483
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