The Guyanancistrus 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.
Mol, H.A. Jan,
The Freshwater Fishes of Suriname. BRILL, Leiden Boston,
2012. 889 p. Seidel, I.
2008. Back to Nature guide to L-catfishes, Ettlingen,
Germany 208 p.