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Ancistrus sp. 'Rio Paraguay'
 

Image contributors to this species:

Yann Fulliquet (11)  

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus 

Other Sources:

Google Search  All Catfish Species Inventory
 

Relevant Information:

Typical Ancistrus shape with both sexes sporting bristles to the head area with the male having the larger and more impressive tentacles. Colouration is of a reddish brown spotted pattern and this can vary in different individuals. Aquarium Care: This is a smallish Ancistrus species in the home aquarium were it will grow to about the 10cm. length but larger in its natural habitat. Diet: Mainly vegetarian with a liking for algae but as this will be in short supply in a tank set-up can be fed on soft veg such as cucumber, courgette (zucchini), raw potato plus loricaria tablets. Will also eat worm food but its main diet would have to be vegetarian.

Common Name:

None

Synonyms:

None

Family:

Loricariidae ycipitidae

Distribution:

Paraguay: La Plata, Paraná

Size:

13cm. (5¼ins)

Temp:

23-26°c (73-79°f.)

p.H.

6.0-7.5.

 

 

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