Similar looking toH.
inspector which it had been incorrectly
identified as. Sexual differences:
Males posses a broader and longer head and odontodes
on the posterior part of the body, behind the gill
covers and on the pectoral fin spines. The latter
two are a lot shorter in the females. Aquarium
Care: No problem with keeping in groups but
only one Hypancistrus species to a tank as
there has been reports of hybridisation. Diet:
Like all Hypancistrussp.
they prefer a meaty diet. Feed frozen foods such as
bloodworm and beef heart, live foods such as brine
shrimp, white and grindal worms and prepared foods
such as sinking tablets and presoaked flake food.
When young they seen to prefer a liking for vegetable
L201, Orinoco angel pleco.
Upper Rio Orinoco in the border between Colombia and
2008. Back to Nature guide to L-catfishes, Ettlingen,
Germany 208 p