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.