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Ancistrus sp. 'Puerto Ayacucho'

Image contributors to this species:

Yann Fulliquet (4)  

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus 

Other Sources:

Google Search  All Catfish Species Inventory
 

Relevant Information:

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.

Common Name:

None

Synonyms:

None

Family:

Loricariidae ycipitidae

Distribution:

Venezeula: area around the town of Puerto Ayacucho

Size:

10-12.0cm. (4-4¾ins)

Temp:

22-25°c (71-77°f.)

p.H.

6.0-7.2.

Reference:

Seidel, Ingo; Back to Nature guide to L-catfishes 208p

 

 

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