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Ancistrus sp. 'albino'

Image contributors to this species:

Helen Burns (1) Nikola Banjeglav (1) Danny Blundell (8) amiidae (4) Craig (1) Reinhold Wawrzynski (1) Allan James (1)

ScotCat Sources:

Article Etymology = Genus

Other Sources:

Google Search  All Catfish Species Inventory

Relevant Information:

This species arrived in the U.K. in the early to mid nineties and was believed to have been first bred in the Czech Republic. There is no record of the Ancistrus that was crossed to get this mutation so can not be named to species. There are many different shades of body colouration, from white through to yellow, gold and red. There are supposedly two forms of the albino Ancistrus and if you mate these together you can get all brown fry as offspring. 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. Breeding: Lay their eggs in caves as a cluster and the first signs of the breeding process is a few tiny fry darting around the community tank. Go to Article 5 for the breeding and maintenance of this species.

Common Name:

Albino Ancistrus






Captive bred


14.0cm. (5½ins)


23-26°c (73-79°f.)




ScotCat Article: Helen Burns, Ancistrus sp. "Gold Form" Albino.



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