Ancistomus sp. L243/LDA86

28. March 2011

Recently we received the very nice, only rarely imported species of Ancistomus, which was given the numbers L243 and LDA86, respectively. The species is not described scientifically yet. Like most Ancistomus the species reaches a maximum length of about 15-20 cm and is thus a medium sized species of the family. Ancistomus feed mainly on Aufwuchs and can be fed easily in the aquarium with most of the usual types of fishfood.

Ancistomus breed quite easily in home aquaria. The sexes can be distinguished by the shape of the pectoral and ventral fins (larger and with more acute tips in males); the males are moreover more elongate and develop a lot of odontodes. By far more important than the water chemistry seems to be that the water is relative warm, over 28°C.

For our customers: the fish have code 26480-L 243 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Lexicon: Ancistomus: compound of the generic names Ancistrus and Hypostomus; both are similar genera of loricariid catfish. odontodes: skin teeth, spiny structures that can be observed usually even with the bare eye.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer

Angaben zum Tier
Herkunft Kolumbien / Colombia
Verfügbare Größe in cm 8-10