Found on one of Ian Fullers
tours with GoWildPeru
in 2017 in the Río Las Piedras, a small tributary
to the Río Madre Dios near Puerto Maldonaldo.
Featured in the DATZ magazine of December 2018.
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.
L513, Ancistrus sp.
de Dios. Type Locality: Río
Las Piedras, a small tributary to the Río Madre
Dios near Puerto Maldonaldo.