Captured in the Madre de Dios
region and could turn out to be a new species. Found
at an altutude of over 1200m. so cooler temperatures
would suffice for this species.
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.