Pseudancistrus spec. L 259

6. July 2007

Pseudancistrus spec. L 259 originates from the surrounding of the city Pimental at the Rio Tapajos. As all Pseudancistrus species the males of L 259 show a characteristic “beard” of Odontodes (dermal teeth) during the spawning season. Contrary to the popular Hypancistrus species L 259 are vegetarians. Therefore Zucchini, cucumbers and further vegetables should be added to the offered regular food (flakes and frosted food). With a size of 20cm they rank among the medium sized suckermouth catfish. Since males can get occasionally quite aggressive, roomy aquariums are needed. For maintenance higher temperatures (26 – 30°C) are recommended. There are no reports on a successful breeding in this species, so that suckermouth enthusiasts will surely discover some interesting news.

(Photo F. Schäfer, Text K. Diehl)

Angaben zum Tier
Herkunft Brasilien, Rio Tapajos
Name Pseudancistrus spec. L 259