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Ancistrus sp. 'Rio Tocantins'
 

Image contributors to this species:

Yann Fulliquet (11)  Karsten Schönherr (1)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus 

Other Sources:

Google Search  All Catfish Species Inventory
 

Relevant Information:

Females may sport small soft tentacles on the snout as well as the males, but the males growths are more impressive (see last thumbnail). 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:

Brazil: Rio Tocantins

Size:

10-12.0cm. (4-4¾ins)

Temp:

23-27°c (73-81°f.)

p.H.

6.0-7.2.

 

 

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                                                                                        updated = June 20, 2016 © ScotCat 1997-2016