Presented in the DATZ magazine
of March 1989. Distinguished from all other ancistrins
by having the dorsal and adipose fins connected by
an expanded posterior section of the dorsal-fin membrane.
Aquarium Care: Can be problematic,
especially with inexperienced aquarists, not a beginners
fish. As of most of this genera the adults can be
extremely territorial, especially with their own kind
and other species of Baryancistrus. Sexual
Differences: Mature males have a broader
and longer head and longer pectoral fin spines. Diet:
Vegetarian diet, and will also eat plants in the aquarium.
Prefers higher temperatures.
Rio Xingú at Altamira.
2008. Back to Nature guide to L-catfishes, Ettlingen,
Germany 208 p All L-Numbers Datz Special: Habitat,
Care & Diet.