There is ongoing confusion
with this species. It is similar to Ancistrus
hoplogenys(Günther, 1864) in its juvenile stage but
it does not posses the rusty coloured edges to the
fins as A. punctatus has. Fishbase does not
have A. punctatus registered but has it listed
as a synonym. It has been given the L-number of L182
and also L120. Aquarium Care: As
this is one of your larger Ancistrus sp.
you would need to provide a good sized tank and hiding
places. Water quality should be kept high with good
filtration as this species can produce a lot of waste.
Diet: The usual Ancistrus
fare with vegetable foods high on its list such as
cucumber and courgette (zucchini). Tablet , pellet
foods and algae wafers are also much appreciated.
Soft wood can be provided in the aquarium.
Ferraris, C.J. Jr.,
2007. Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes:
Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary
types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628. Seidel, Ingo; Back to Nature guide
to L-catfishes 208 p.