Good aquarium habitants for a large tank and you can
also house more than one species. They like water
movement in the aquarium. Lower tempertures for this
species is recommended. Diet: Mainly
a vegetarian diet but can also be fed tablet foods
and frozen and live foods such as mosquito larvae,
brine shrimp and shrimps. Remarks:
Hemiancistrus is also known in some literature
as Ancistomus but is also similar to the
Peckoltia genera but has a longer body and
a naked ventral region.
Laguna dos Patos basin, Brazil. Type locality:
Rio dos Sinos, João Fernandes beach, Caraá,
Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (approx. 29º45'87"S,
2003. Loricariidae-Ancistrinae (Armored catfishes).
p. 373-400. In R.E. Reis, S.O. Kullander and C.J.
Ferraris, Jr. (eds.) Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes
of South and Central America. Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS,
Brasil. Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors.
2020. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication.
www.fishbase.org, ( 12/2020 ). Ferraris, C.J. Jr.,
2007. Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes:
Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary
types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628.