08-26-2010, 11:56 AM
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Originally Posted by LisaC144
Great update, Byron. Nice pictures. This makes me want to get one or two more Farlowella myself. I actually saw two in the LFS, but they were so small I was concerned that they might not make it with the larger one I already have. Plus, they didn't look quite like the one I already have (beasides size of course), as I assume there are many species of Farlowella. Do you think different species will get along okay? We both love our Farlowella and find him quite entertaining.
Lisa, check our profile of this fish. There is a diagram of the two commonly-seen species, and as it mentions there are some 30 known species, only two of which are regularly imported.
You have ot be careful, there is a very similar-looking fish called a royal farlowella (common name, useless of course but sometimes used) that gets large, too large. Sturisoma is the genus. The smaller species (5-6 inches max) are the best.