Red Fin Thresher Pleco (Aphanotorulus emarginatus)

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Red Fin Thresher Pleco

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L011 Red Fin Thresher Pleco

Aphanotorulus emarginatus

246 Litres (65 US G.)

30.5-39.9cm (12-15.7 ")




6.4 - 7.2

25 -28 °C (77-82.4°F)

6-16 °d

1:1 M:F

Flake Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

5-12 years



Additional names

L011, L035, L108, L116

Additional scientific names

Hypostomus emarginatus, Squaliforma emarginata

Origin[edit | edit source]

L011 - Brazil: Rio Xingú at Altamira.
L035 was introduced from Brazil, specifically the Rio Araguaia, just upstream of confluence with the Rio Tocantins.
L108 - Ecuador: Upper Rio Napo.

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Males in breeding condition posses extremely elongate, bristle-like odontodes. These cover the entire back and sides behind the dorsal fin.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Requires a spacious well filtered mature tank with good water flow. Plenty of caves are a must have for this fish.

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