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Pseudancistrus sp. (L259)

Image contributors to this species:

Allan James (1) Vitor Hugo Quaresma (1) Johnny Jensen's Photographic Library (3) Haakon Haagensen (1) Nick Ridout (3)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus

Other Sources:

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Relevant Information:

Similar to Pseudancistrus zawadzkii (L321) but this species has a flatter body and smaller spots. Aquarium care: Not the easiest species to maintain in the aquarium as it will need pristine water conditions with well filtered water which should not be too hard. Warm water should be the norm. Adult males are very territorial and will not get on with other large Loricariid catfish. Sexual differences: Males have a broad head and posses long bristles along the edge of the snout. Diet: Aufwuch grazer, mainly vegetarian, with lettuce, spinach, cucumber and courgette (zucchini), vegetarian flake and tablets. Will eat other foods also such as insect larvae, zooplankton and soft wood but will need to be kept on a mainly green diet.

Common Name:

Bearded Pleco, L259, LDA32




Loricariidae ycipitidae


Brazil: Pará, Rio Tapajós (Pimental-Itaituba)


20cm. (8ins)


26-30°c (79-87°f.)




Seidel, I. 2008. Back to Nature guide to L-catfishes, Ettlingen, Germany 208 p



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