Farlowella acus (Kner, 1853)
Whiptail catfish
Farlowella acus
photo by Storry, S.

Family:  Loricariidae (Armored catfishes), subfamily: Loricariinae
Max. size:  16 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater; pH range: 6 - 7; dH range: 3 - 8
Distribution:  South America: Lake Valencia and Torito River basins.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Aquarium keeping: feeds on plants and roots; in groups of 5 or more individuals; minimum aquarium size 80 cm (Ref. 51539).
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 08 November 2020 (B2ab(iii)) Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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