Females may sport small soft
tentacles on the snout as well as the males, but the
males growths are more impressive (see last thumbnail).
Aquarium Care: This is a smallish
Ancistrus species in the home aquarium were
it will grow to about the 10cm. length but larger
in its natural habitat. Diet: Mainly
vegetarian with a liking for algae but as this will
be in short supply in a tank set-up can be fed on
soft veg such as cucumber, courgette (zucchini), raw
potato plus loricaria tablets. Will also eat worm
food but its main diet would have to be vegetarian.
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.