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Dianema longibarbis
Dianema longibarbis, Cope, 1871

Origin: Upper and middle amazon tributaries, Rio Ambiyacu and Rio Pacaya, Peru.

Etymology: Longibarbis(L.): Long barbs.

Synonyms: Callichthys adspersus, Decapogon adspersus.

First European import: Unknown.

Description: See picture(s)

Care: Easy to keep fish, can be kept single, but is better kept in small groups of 3 or more fish. Mostly active in the evening and night, when they will start to forage for food. Requires medium sized tanks, occasional waterchanges, and some form of filtration. Provide them with holes and driftwood

Temperature:23-26 degrees.

Feeding: Omnivorous, all food is accepted. Best fed in the evening before the lights are turned off.

Size:

pH: 5.5-7.5 Hardness 2-20 dGH

Breeding: Bubblenester. Requires soft acidic water to breed. A lowered waterlevel is recommended.

Sexual dimorphism: Females with a round belly, males flat,

Prices: 7-10€

Additional:This genus is closely related to Callichthys.

Picture references: Al pictures: E. Naus

References:Frey, H.(1972):Tropische vissen in het aquarium; Deel 1: Zalmpjes.Thieme &Cie, Zutphen, The NetherlandsBaensch, H. A., Riehl, R.(1982): Aquarien Atlas I. Mergus Verlag, Melle, Germany.(click on the link to buy this book)

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