generaare small with a flattened
body and a large suckermouth. Similar to the Ancistrus
genera but the edge of the snout is ossified and free
of tentacles with short, bristle-like odontodes. Distinguished
from the Pseudancistrus genus by the absence
of much prolonged odontodes on the edge of the snout
in sexually mature adults. Aquarium Care:
Not the easiest genera to keep as they will need clean,
oxygen rich water and a strong current. Peaceful species.
Diet: Mainly vegetable foods such
as lettuce, spinach, cucumber, zucchini and the addition
of vegetable tablets and pleco wavers.
from Coppename River, Suriname.
2008. Back to Nature guide to L-catfishes, Ettlingen,
Germany 208 p Mol, H.A. Jan, The Freshwater Fishes
of Suriname. BRILL, Leiden Boston, 2012. 889 p.