All the clearwater spring
rivers run into Rio Formoso but here the water is
more cloudy. This undescribed Bristlenose Pleco (Ancistrus
sp. Rio Formoso 2) only seem to occur in the murky
waters (Petersen, P.) Typical Ancistrus shape
with both sexes sporting bristles to the head area
with the male having the larger and more impressive
tentacles. 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: 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.