There are only two described
species in this genera,A.
adonis and A.
The adults have large armour plated scales on their
forehead and odontel growth all over the body. Colouration:
These plecos dramatically change colour and dots from
juvenile stage to adults. Sexual Differences:
Males are slimmer and have odontodel growth on all
fins, rays and pectorals. Aquarium Care:
One of the larger Loricariids known, so would need
to be kept in exceptionally large aquariums. Intolerant
of other large Loricariids. Diet:
Omnivores and will require large amounts of vegetable
foods, tablet and frozen foods such as shrimps and
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