Identified by the small white
spots and bands to the body. As in this genera the
males have bushy tentacles to the mouth area and the
females mouth tentacles are smaller. Appeared in the
Datz magazine of Sept. 1994. pages 602-604.
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.
South America:Brazil, Maranhão, Rio Lageado.
All L-Numbers Datz
Special.www.datze.de Seidel, I.
2008. Back to Nature guide to L-catfishes, Ettlingen,
Germany 208 p.