Ancistrus sp. (L159)
has now been described by Neuhaus et al.Jan.
2022. Habitat: Described from the
Tapajós and Xingu river basins. 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. Etymology:
Devoted to "Luzia” = Lapa Vermelha IV Hominid
1; the oldest Homo sapiens skeleton found in America
(approx. 11,000-11,500 years old).
South America:Brazil, Mato Grosso, Para. Rio Xingu.
Neuhaus, EB; Britto,
MR; Birindelli, JLO & Sousa, LM. A new
species of Ancistrus (Siluriformes: Loricariidae)
from Tapajós and Xingu basins, Brazil, 2022
" (Neotropical Ichthylogy, Vol. 20 No. 1).
Seidel, Ingo; Back to Nature guide to L-catfishes
208 p. www.suedamerikafans.de