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Ancistrus sp. (L213)

Image contributors to this species:

Allan James (2)  Johnny Jensen's Photographic Library (3)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus 

Other Sources:

Google Search  All Catfish Species Inventory

 Relevant Information:

First appeared in the DATZ magazine in August 1996. Mature males tend to have tentacles on the snout which is unusual for this genera. Females have this trait on a lesser scale. 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:







Brazil: Pará, Rio Tapajós (Pimental)


12.0cm. (4¾ins)


26-30°c (78-87°f.)




All L-Numbers Datz Special.  www.datze.de 



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