According to Muller (1999),
L 183 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, L 183
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. 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.
L183, Starlight Bristlenose
Hypostoma punctatum, Xenocara
Rio Negro (lower and middle course)