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Lasiancistrus tentaculatus Armbruster, J W., 2005

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Chris Ralph (4) Yann Fulliquet (4)

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Relevant Information:

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. Remarks: Can be identified by the spots on the head area.

Common Name:

L092, L194, Woodeating Lasiancistrus






South America : Rio Orinoco river systems in Venezuela and Colombia


16cm. (6½ins)


25-29°c (77-85°f.)


6.0 -7.5.


Datz Special: All L-Numbers: Habitat, Care & Diet
Seidel, I. 2008. Back to Nature guide to L-catfishes, Ettlingen, Germany 208 p



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