Ancistrus sp. 2-color

1. June 2010

Ancistrus sp. 2-color

The origin of our “common” aquarium-Ancistrus is not recorded. Since the very first importation to Europe – around the year 1911 – in all probability several similar species have been crossed accidentally. In the wild, these species obviously have no contact to each other. So there was no necessity during their evolution to develope mechanisms that hinder interspecific crosses as can be found in many other genera and families of fish. Anyway, it is nowadays impossible to give the aquarium-Ancistrus a proper specific name due to its hybrid origin.

Knowing this it is not astonishing that a lot of sports of the common aquarium-Ancistrus exist, some of them probably the result of additional species-crosses. Ancistrus sp. 2-color seems to be the result of such a cross. The pretty fish are colored individually: besides more or less plain yellow-golden ones do exist also specimens with a lot of blackish marbling. Regarding keeping, breeding, and the size the Ancistrus sp. 2-color does not differ from the common aquarium-Ancistrus.

For our customers: the fish has code 204070 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Lexicon: Ancistrus: from the ancient Greek word for “fishhook”. This refers to the hooked spines that are placed on the movable Interoperculum (a bone between the gill-covering bones), called interopercularodontodes, which are spread in case of danger.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer

Angaben zum Tier
Herkunft Nachzucht / bred
Verfügbare Größe in cm 2-3