This species is very common in the Guayas and Esmeraldas
River drainages. Aquarium Care: The
Ancistrus genera make good community fish
where they do not grow too big for the aquarium. Some
species have different requirements in the aquarium
so best to read up on the species you have whereas
if they need higher oxygen requirements or not, or
if they prefer cooler waters if they originate from
the southern parts of South America against the species
from further up north. Diet: Vegetable
foods such as cucumber and courgette and also tablet
and meaty foods. Reproduction: Lay
their eggs in caves as a cluster and the first signs
of the breeding process is a few tiny fry darting
around the community tank. Prefers cooler waters.
Pozuelos River basin in the Guayas River drainage
in Ecuador. Type locality: Ecuador,
Syst. Rio de Clementina [=Río Pozuelos], nw.
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.
2021. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication.
www.fishbase.org, ( 05/2021 ). Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2007. Checklist
of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes),
and catalogue of siluriform primary types. Zootaxa
1418:1-628. Laaz, Enrique; Windsor, Aquirre.
Fishes of Western Ecuador.