Sometimes this species is
incorrectly misidentified as A.
in the hobby. Youngsters of this species have orange
spots on the body and fins. 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.
Gold speckled bristlenose
2008. Back to Nature guide to L-catfishes, Ettlingen,
Germany 208 p.