species are quite similar to the Ancistrus
genus but have a flatter profile and do not possess
the tentacles on the mouths of this genera. Sexual
Differences: Males have longer pectoral fins
and have a heavier growth of odontodes behind the
gill covers and on the edges of the snout. Aquarium
Care: Relatively easy to keep but large males
may tend to be territorial. Diet:
Bogwood should be provided for rasping on and vegetables
will be their main dietary requirements. Will also
take veg. tablets/wafers, fine live and frozen foods.
Peru, Upper Amazon drainage.
2008. Back to Nature guide to L-catfishes, Ettlingen,
Germany 208 p.