(1) Karsten Schönherr (1)
Mark Henry Sabaj (2)
Occurs in rapids where it lives in the rocky anfractuosities
in the strong current zones. Fished by harpoons or
bows in the shallow zones. Aquarium Care:
Not the easiest species to maintain in the aquarium
as it will need pristine water conditions with well
filtered water which should not be too hard. Warm
water should be the norm. Adult males are very territorial
and will not get on with other large Loricariid catfish.
Sexual Differences: The length of
the male snout bristles might be related with the
hierarchic level of the individual within the population.
Males have a broad head and posses long bristles along
the edge of the snout. Diet: Aufwuch
grazer, mainly vegetarian, with lettuce, spinach,
cucumber and courgette (zucchini), vegetarian flake
and tablets. Will eat other foods also such as insect
larvae, zooplankton and soft wood but will need to
be kept on a mainly green diet.
Oyapock, Mana, Maroni, Suriname, Corantijn and Essequibo
River basins. Type locality: Surinam.
2004. Pseudancistrus sidereus, a new species from
southern Venezuela (Siluriformes: Loricariidae) with
a redescription of Pseudancistrus. Zootaxa 628:1-15. Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors.
2016. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication.
www.fishbase.org, ( 04/2018 ). Seidel, I.
2008. Back to Nature guide to L-catfishes, Ettlingen,
Germany 208 p.