According to Muller (1999),
L183 is the "true" Ancistrus dolichopterus.
In the original description it states that the species
has 8-9 soft rays in the dorsal fin, as is the case
in L183. In the aquarium trade and literature, L183
is mistakenly referred to as Ancistrus hoplogenys.
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:
The female lays her eggs in caves or crevices... that
the male has chosen and cleaned.... as a cluster.
The male usually then guards the eggs after ejecting
the female. The fry then cling to the sides of the
cave and when they use up their yolk sac, which is
around the four to seven day period, they will be
ready to feed on infusuria, vegetable matter, brine
shrimp naupli or micro worms. In a community tank
a few will survive if enough hiding places are afforded
to them. Etymology: The specific
long, or lengthy fins.
L183, Starlight Bristlenose
Hypostoma punctatum, Xenocara
Rio Negro (lower and middle course)