Can be identified by the spots
on the head area. The Lasiancistrus 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.
L092, L194, Woodeating Lasiancistrus
Rio Orinoco river systems in Venezuela and Colombia.
All L-Numbers: Habitat, Care & Diet. Seidel, I. 2008. Back to Nature guide
to L-catfishes, Ettlingen, Germany 208 p.