shape with both sexes sporting bristles to the head area with
the male having the larger and more impressive tentacles.
Aquarium Care: Quite an easy species to keep as long
as there is adequate aeration in the aquarium and giving them
a choice of pipes, stones or rockwork. Breeding:
As per the Ancistrus family in neutral to mildly alkaline
water. Will spawn in caves/pipes and the eggs are yellow, large,
and can number to about 40 in a good spawning.
Gold Marble Bristlenose Catfish
Brazil: The Mato
Grosso, in the Rio Claro and Coxipo River and other western tributaries,
above the bridge in the direction of Chappada dos Guimaraes.
See Location map