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Ancistrus sp. (L180)

Image contributors to this species:

Johnny Jensen's Photographic Library (3) Haakon Haagensen (1) 

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus 

Other Sources:

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Relevant Information:

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. Appears in the Datz magazine 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. 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.

Common Name:





Loricariidae ycipitidae


Brazil: Maranhão, Rio Lageado


14.0cm. (5½ins)


25-29°c (77-85°f.)




All L-Numbers Datz Special.  www.datze.de 
Seidel, I. 2008. Back to Nature guide to L-catfishes, Ettlingen, Germany 208 p  



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