Adult males sport long tentacles
on the anterior of the head which is unique to this
family. Females usually have short tentacles around
the mouth. Aquarium Care: The Ancistrus
genera make good community fish where they do not
grow too big for the aquarium. Some species have different
requirements in the aquarium so best to read up on
the species you have whereas if they need higher oxygen
requirements or not, or if they prefer cooler waters
if they originate from the southern parts of South
America against the species from further up north.
Diet: Vegetable foods such as cucumber
and courgette and also tablet and meaty foods.
Venezeula, area around the town of Puerto Ayacucho.
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