Similar to Pseudancistrus
but this species has a flatter body and smaller spots.
Aquarium Care: The Pseudancistrus
genera are not the easiest species to maintain
in the aquarium as they 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.
Bearded Pleco, L259, LDA32
Brazil, Pará, Rio Tapajós (Pimental-Itaituba).
2008. Back to Nature guide to L-catfishes, Ettlingen,
Germany 208 p.