Males as per this genus have
bushy tentacles on the head, whereas the females have
them shorter. An unremarkable looking species with
a reticulated body pattern and white tips to the dorsal
and caudal fins when young. Found only in Venezuela.
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. Reproduction:
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.
Venezuela, Tuy River basin. Type locality:
El Concejo, Rio Tiquirito, Venezuela.
Ferraris, C.J. Jr.,
2007. Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes:
Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary
types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628.