More than 20 teeth in each half jaw; teeth week and
slender or filiform; snout with a wide naked margin;
evertible interopercular odontodes hook-like; presence
of long, forked tentacles on the snout of males. Body
brown with large whitish spots. Typical Ancistrus
shape with both sexes sporting bristles to the head
area with the male having the larger and more impressive
tentacles. Aquarium Care: Quite an
easy species to keep as long as there is adequate
aeration in the aquarium and giving them a choice
of pipes, stones or rockwork. 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. Reproduction:
Up to 100 yellow eggs of 3 mm diameter are guarded
by the male in a cave.
Essequibo River basin and possibly all main Guianan
rivers to the Oyapock River. Type locality:
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. 2018. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic
publication. www.fishbase.org, ( 02/2018 ).
Mol, H.A. Jan, The Freshwater Fishes
of Suriname. BRILL, Leiden Boston, 2012. 889 p.