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Scientific Name: Retroculus lapidifer
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Pronunciation: r
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Geo. Origin: Rio Tocatins, Capim & Amazon Basin
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Habitat: River Rapids and Fast-Flowing Water
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Diet: Carnivore
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Gender Differences: Monomorphic
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Breeding: Substrate Spawner
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Temperament: Peaceful
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Conspecific Temperament: Mildly Aggressive
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Maximum Size: 8"
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Temperature: 78°F
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pH: < 7
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Water Hardness: Soft
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Difficulty: 5


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Photo Credit: Pekka Katajisto


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Rarely available in the hobby, R. lapidifer is only infrequently imported. It requires oxygen rich water. A sandy substrate should be provided and clean water is a requirement. R. lapidifer can be differentiated from other members of its genus by an absence of stripes on the caudal fin. They may bury themselves up to their eyes in sand if suddenly startled. In the aquarium, spawning starts only after a oval pit is excavated. This is usually to the glass of the aquarium. Up to 200 eggs are laid and have a bit if an adhesive nature. Although they are not attached to a stone or to the glass of the aquarium. Quite often the pair will create a new nest with rocks and pebbles. The eggs will be transferred there and a layer of sand will be spat on top of the eggs. After 96 hours the eggs will hatch. R. lapidifer are highly protective parents.
 
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