Ancistomus sp. L387 – beautiful bred ones available!

25. January 2011

The loricariid catfish L387 is imported only occasionally and in small numbers from Colombia and Venezuela. This is due to the fact that obviously another, easily available and (at least in juvenile stages and fright coloration) very similar species occurs where L387 lives: L147. So we get wild collected L387 only as so-called by-catches.

Initially L387 was placed in Peckoltia, but more current observations show that it is rather a member of Ancistomus. So far it was not possible to apply any scientifically described specific name on L387.

However, L387 is one of the most colorful loricariids known so far and thus breeders have taken them under their care. So we can now offer this species in relative good numbers. Maximum length reported for L387 is around 15 cm. Keeping is easy, but one should keep in mind that these fishes prefer slightly higher temperatures of about 25-29°C.

For our customers: the fish have code 26480-L387x-1 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. Peckoltia: Named after Gustavo Peckolt, member of the Natural History Commission of Rondon.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer

Angaben zum Tier
Herkunft Nachzucht / bred
Verfügbare Größe in cm 4-5