First introduced in the German
DATZ magazine October 2003, page 41. Adult males sport
long tentacles on the anterior of the head which is
unique to this family. Females usually have short
tentacles around the mouth. 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.
All L-Numbers Datz
Special. www.datze.de Seidel, I.
2008. Back to Nature guide to L-catfishes, Ettlingen,
Germany 208 p.