L236 Jewel line catfish - Hypancistrus sp. 5cm
L236 Jewel line catfish - Hypancistrus sp. 5cm
L236 Jewel line catfish - Hypancistrus sp. 5cm
  • very nice loricariid
  • great pattern
  • peaceful and compatible
  • for South America aquariums

L236 Jewel line catfish - Hypancistrus sp. 5cm

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L236 Jewel line catfish - Hypancistrus sp. 5cm
Also a perfect partner in a community aquarium with soft to medium hard water is the beautiful, still undetermined Jewelline Loricariid L 236 from Brazil. The great black and white patterned catfish can be bred well and there are even different lines with different white distribution. - Garnelio
Water values: soft to medium hard
Aquarium size: 100 l (approx. 80cm)
Temperature: 25-30 °C
Visual effect: interesting body shape
Feature: Interesting coloring
with fish?: Yes, with peaceful fish
Planting possible?: conditional* (see description)
Pelvic region: Below
Fish group: Catfish
Breeding: medium
Origin: South America
with shrimps?: with dwarf shrimps, offspring is not eaten
Difficulty: 2 - Normal
Diet: omnivorous - omnivorous
with snails/shells?: Yes
Behavior: Normal
with large crabs?: No
with dwarf crabs?: No
Final size: 8-12 cm
with crabs?: No

Hypancistrus sp. L 236 from South America is a loricariid catfish, which is supposed to originate from the Brazilian Rio Iriri. However, in several collection campaigns no such catfish could be caught at the Iriri. Therefore, most experts assume that the Iriri Jewel-Lens Lor icariid actually originates from the lower Rio Xingu. The L 236 form group is extremely large and highly variable. Different lines, with e.g. a high white portion, have developed in the meantime. On a bright, almost white ground these pretty loricariids, which grow up to 12 cm in length and thus tend to stay a little smaller, show a pattern of dark lines and dashes.

Aquariums in which Hypancistrus sp. L236 are kept should not be overly brightly lit. The animals like it a bit more shady. A good structuring by stones and roots is desirable and contributes very much to their well-being. In the hardscape the beautiful striped catfish find retreat possibilities and resting places. An edge length from 100 cm is the minimum for a group of the pretty loricariid catfish. Adult Hypancistrus sp. L 236 hardly eat aquarium plants, but Hypancistrus L236 juveniles will find plants with softer foliage a welcome change in their diet. Hard-leaved plants such as Anubias or Java fern are more likely to be spared than plants with very soft, palatable leaves such as Echinodorus and most stem plants.

Under optimal conditions, the breeding of the beautiful L 236 loricariid is not a problem. For stimulation, lower the conductance and pH and water hardness to the soft range, keep the temperature at 30 °C and perform frequent water changes. These signal the beginning of the mating season for the Iriri Jewelline Loricariid. Increasing the current also encourages spawning. This Hypancistrus sp. is one of the Cave breeders, in which the male guards the brood.

The care of the Jewel Line Harnish Catfish Hypancistrus sp. L236 should be done in soft to medium hard water at a water temperature of about 26-30 °C. A group of 5-8 Hypancistrus sp. L 236 can be maintained from 100 liters aquarium volume.

Since loricariids are peaceful catfishes, they can besocialized very well  Shrimps with similar requirements, Snails, smaller peaceful fish and also other Catfishes are perfect for company, especially in a South America aquarium.

Hypancistrus sp. L 236 are omnivores, even if the young fish prefer mainly vegetable food. Since the Iriri Jewellines Loricarius live predominantly bottom-oriented, the food should also be chosen sinking. In addition to catfish sticks, the fish also very much like to take fresh scalded vegetables, sinking live food such as shiner worms or frozen food

Our food recommendation: The NatureHolic Catfish Feed for all aufwuchs fressende Saugwelse in the aquarium is a balanced tablet food, which does not cloud the water and the fish eat gladly. The catfish tablets also contain NatureHolic active ingredient complexes that provide sucker catfish with everything they need for a strong immune system, healthy growth and great, contrasting coloration.

Our plant recommendation: For planting, use NatureHolic InVitros. These are free of snails, planarians and other unwanted co-inhabitants. Also free of algae spores, bacteria and fungi.

Expert Tip: We recommend for fish keeping the NatureHolic 3 Phase Liquid. The care set offers the best all-round protection for your animals. It ensures optimal conditions for successful breeding and keeping.

Scientific name Hypancistrus sp.
German name: Iriri ornamental lines loricariid catfish, L 236
Difficulty level: for beginners
Origin/Distribution: Brazil, BS Pará, Rio Iriri? or Rio Xingu
Coloration: dark lines and strokes on a light, almost white background
Age expectancy with optimal care up to 15 years
Water parameters: GH 3 to 15, KH 0 to 7, pH 6 to 7, temperature 26 to 30°C
Tank size: from 100 l
Food Omnivorous, likes to take additional frozen food or live food
Breeding easy
Behavior very peaceful
Group size Group from 5-8 animals
Further information Ten typical aquarium fish for beginners and alternatives to them, Tips for acclimating fish to the aquarium, Feeding aquarium fish properly - cheap food and what it can do
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L236 Jewel line catfish - Hypancistrus sp. 5cm

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Question: "Hallo, Ist es möglich diese Welse auch schon bei 25 grad warmen Wasser zu halten? Und gehen diese Welse an die Pflanzen? Ich hab ca. 40 mini-garnelen und 10 amanos, sowie 10 blauaugen in einem 180 Liter Becken. Es sollen noch 2 paar Schmetterlingsbuntbarsche und entweder L 236 oder panzerwelse dazu kommen. "

from Kevin (Garnelio)
from Kevin (Garnelio)

Hallo Maike, vielen Dank fuer deine Frage! Wir empfehlen die Tiere nicht unter 27 grad zu halten, gehen aber davon aus, dass sie auch in 25 Grad ueberleben koennen. 

Question: "Hallo, kann der auch in Einzelhaltung gehalten werden oder ist eine Gruppe für den Wels besser?"

from Kevin (Garnelio)
from Kevin (Garnelio)

Hallo Karsten, vielen Dank für deine Frage! Die Tiere sind gesellig und freuen sich über Artgenossen im Becken.

Question: "Hallo, an das Team. Ich habe ein 200 Liter Becken, bin in der Einfahrphase habe von Euch schon rennschnecken drin und in dem Becken, was ich dorthin umsetzen möchte eine saugschmerle, und 7 Amanos. Das neue Becken aber hat einen absoluten kieselalgenpik. Ich würde gerne noch zwei kleinere Welse dazugeben, welche könnt ihr mir empfehlen, was die Größe und Verträglichkeit betrifft? Danke für Eure Hilfe! Ein bisschen schön sollten sie vielleicht auch sein "

from Kevin (Garnelio)
from Kevin (Garnelio)

Dafür eignet sich eine Gruppe Ohrgitterharnsichwelse gut.

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