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Ancistrus sp. (L486)

Image contributors to this species:

Elko Kinlechner (3) Jacqueline Heijmen Bennett-Leaver (2)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus 

Other Sources:

Search Google All Catfish Species Inventory

Relevant Information:

First published as an article in the DATZ magazine of May 2016 by Ingo Seidel. As usual with this genera the males have bushy tentacles around the mouth whereas the females have them a lot shorter. 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


Venezuela: Río Caura


14.0cm. (5½ins)


25-29°c (77-85°f.)




Kinlechner, Elko; http://www.suedamerikafans.de
Seidel, Ingo: (DATZ 5/2016 - "Wels-Presseschau") Ein hübscher Antennenwels aus dem Caura-Einzug (Venezuela)



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