The genera Ancistomus
has been reserected again on the latest paper by Armbruster
et al. (2015). Peckoltia feldbergae, Hemiancistrus
micrommatos, Ancistrus snethlageae,
Hemiancistrus spilomma, and Hemiancistrus
spinosissimus have all been transfered into this
genus.The former name of Hemiancistrus
spilomma is now moved into Ancistomus.
Reproduction: This is a cave spawner.
Sexual Differences: Males have odontodes
to their hard pectoral fin rays and also to the rear
part of their body. They also posses a broader head
from the females. Females are noticicably wider in
the girth and do not possess the odotodes of the male.
Aquarium Care: Peacfull inhabitants
of an aquarium. Diet: Omnivore; vegetarian
food, tablets and pellets, insect larvae, zooplankton
and soft wood.