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Hemiancistrus sp. (L147)

Image contributors to this species:

Jonas Hansel (5) Johnny Jensen's Photographic Library (3) Allan James (1)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus

Other Sources:

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Relevant Information:

Specimens from the vicinity of Villavicencio, Colombia, are different from individuals from Puerto Ayacucho in Venezuela. Imported alongside Peckoltia sp. (L387)  from Bogotá, Colombia which it has a resembelance too but has a duller colouration to the body. In some publications this species has been placed in the Peckoltia genus which are very similar but are shorter bodied and do not possess a naked ventral region. Males of the Ancistomus/Hemiancistrus clade have a longer and broader head with longer bristles behind the gill cover and on the pectoral fin spine. They also have fine odontodes on the scutes to the posterier of the body. Aquarium Care: As with the Peckoltia species they are no problem to keep and seem to be non-aggressive in a group of individuals. Should be kept in warm and soft to medium hard waters. Diet: Vegetarian with added tablet foods and fine to mediam sized live and frozen foods such as mosquito larvae and brine shrimp.

Common Name:







Venezuela; Amazonas (Puerto Ayacucho). Colombia; Meta, Río Meta (Villavicencio)


17cm. (6¾ins)


25-29°c (77-85°f.)




All L-Numbers Datz Special. www.datze.de 
Seidel, I. 2008. Back to Nature guide to L-catfishes, Ettlingen, Germany 208 p  



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