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)
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|Herkunft||Brasilien, Rio Tapajos|
|Name||Pseudancistrus spec. L 259|