Known for its orange coloured
fin tips but may lose this trait into adulthood. Typical
Ancistrus 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.
Reproduction: 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.
Amazon, Essequibo and Paraguay River basins. Reported
2003. Loricariidae-Ancistrinae (Armored catfishes).
p. 373-400. In R.E. Reis, S.O. Kullander and C.J.
Ferraris, Jr. (eds.) Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes
of South and Central America. Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS,
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2019. FishBase.
World Wide Web electronic publication. www.fishbase.org,
( 12/2019 ).