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Ancistomus sp. (L387)  

Image contributors to this species:

Johnny Jensen's Photographic Library (3) Elko Kinlechner (4)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus

Other Sources:

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Relevant Information:

The genera Ancistomus has been reserected again on the latest paper by Armbruster et al. (2015). Peckoltia feldbergae, Hemiancistrus micrommatos, Ancistrus snethlageae, Hemiancistrus spilomma, and Hemiancistrus spinosissimus have all been transfered into this genus.The former name of Hemiancistrus spilomma is now moved into Ancistomus. Ancistomus sp. L387 is one of the more attractively marked Ancistomus in the hobby. Was imported with Hemiancistrus sp. (L147). The Peckoltia genera possesses a medium sized mouth with the same amount of teeth in the lower and upper jaw. The lower end of the caudal fin is usually oblique and only slightly indented. Aquarium Care: No problem to keep and seem to be non-aggressive in a group of individuals but can be a bit territotial so provide plenty of hiding places if kept in a group. Should be kept in warm and soft to medium hard waters. Sexual differences: Males have bristles behind the gill covers, on the pectoral fin spines and on the posterior part of the body. They also posses bristles on the upper caudal fin rays. Diet: Omnivores, easy to feed with frozen and live foods and also tablet and flake food. Should be kept at slightly higher temperatures and have a requirement for a higher oxygen intake.

Common Name:







Colombia: Rio Tomo (Meta)


12cm. (4¾ins)


25-29°c (77-85°f.)




All L-Numbers Datz Special: Habitat, Care & Diet.
Seidel, I. 2008. Back to Nature guide to L-catfishes, Ettlingen, Germany 208 p



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