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Home > Hypoptopoma cf. psilogaster "sp. II" dwarf catfish Giant Tiger Otocinclus

Hypoptopoma cf. psilogaster "sp. II" dwarf catfish Giant Tiger Otocinclus

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dwarf catfish Giant Tiger Otocinclus photo Frank Schäfer
 
 
The funny dwarf catfish of the genus Hypoptopoma are close relatives of the much better known Otocinclus species. Both genera have a similar habit and a similar way of life. Members of Hypoptopoma have a very typical position of the eyes. This gives them the advantage to be able to see what happens below them as well as what happens above them. In contrast to Otocinclus the members of Hypoptopoma take care for the eggs and brood.
 
We received "Giant Tiger Otocinclus" from Peru. Traditionally this species a called Hypoptopoma sp. II, according to the book "Welsatlas Vol.1" by H.-G. Evers and I. Seidel. A quick look in the recent revision of Hyoptopoma showed that coloration, shape of the body, and distribution of our fish fit quite well with the described species H. psilorhynchus. However, more research is necessary to confirm this preliminary determination.
 
In any way these "Tigers" are quite attractive animals that will find for sure their keepers!
 
For our customers: the fish have code 262333 on our stock list. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.
 
Literature:
 
Aquino, A. E. & S. A. Schaefer (2010): Systematics of the genus Hypoptopoma Günther, 1868 (Siluriformes, Loricariidae). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History No. 336: 1-110.
 
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer
 
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