The Baryancistrus genus are large and high
backed. They have a large suckermouth with a high
number of slender and long stemmed teeth. A small
membrane lies behind the last ray of the dorsal fin
which joins the anal fin. Habitat:
Found in shallow fast flowing areas of water with
a stony substrate. Aquarium Care:
Can be problematic, especially with inexperienced
aquarists, not a beginners fish. As of most of this
genera the adults can be extremely territorial, especially
with their own kind and other species of Baryancistrus.
Prefers higher temperatures. Sexual Differences:
Mature males have a broader and longer head and longer
pectoral fin spines. Diet: Vegetarian
diet such as cucumber and courgette will suffice with
other foods offered such as frozen bloodworm, insect
larvae and prawns/shrimp foods.
Brazil, Xingu River.
2008. Back to Nature guide to L-catfishes, Ettlingen,
Germany 208 p.