Captured in theCrique
Petit Laussat, a stream in French Guiana by the image
contributor.This could be an undescribed
species.Similar looking to Ancistrus
Suriname. 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: Feed vegetable
foods such as lettuce, cucumber and courgette (zucchini).
Will eat most aquarium fare. Reproduction:
The Ancistrus genera are relatively easy
to breed where the female will deposit her eggs in
a confined space such as pipe work.
Crique Petit Laussat, French Guiana. Latitude: 5°
25' 59.5" (5.4332°) north Longitude: 53°
36' 45.1" (53.6125°) west Average elevation:
34 metres (112 feet).