Ancistrus sp. "Puerto Ayacucho"

Ancistrus sp. "Puerto Ayacucho"
Classification
Family
 
Subfamily
 
Tribe
 
Group
 
Genus
Synonyms
Ancistrus sp. "Pozo Azul"
Orangesaum-Antennnenwels
Length (total)
approx.  12 cm
Recommended tank size
60 cm
Temperature in °C
26 - 29 °C
pH:
5 - 7

Origin
Rio Negro, Rio Casiquiare, Rio Orinoco (Pozo Azul bei Puerto Ayacucho) ), Rio Ventuari
Brazil, Venezuela
Type of water
Clear water, Black water
Nutrition
Nutrition (mostly): vegetarian
Eats plants
yes
Keeping in (small) groups is recommended. Individual keeping is possible.
Sex difference
from genus: The males have more and longer tentacle on the head. Often females have only short tentacle/stublles anlong the mouth.
from genus: Standard
Bred
WA2
 
 
 
Information for export
Not on the positive list of Brazil in 2012
last seen on a
german stock list
26/November/2014
Additional literature
  • Seidel, Ingo "Back to Nature - Handbuch für L-Welse"  edition: 1 (2008) P.76
  • I. Seidel / H.-G. Evers "Welsatlas 2"  edition: 1 (2005) P.244
Pic. 2: Ancistrus sp. "Puerto Ayacucho"
Pic. 2: Ancistrus sp. "Puerto Ayacucho"
Pic. 2: Ancistrus sp. "Puerto Ayacucho"
Pic. 2: Ancistrus sp. "Puerto Ayacucho"
Pic. 6: Ancistrus sp. "Puerto Ayacucho"
Many thanks to
for the pictures
Ingo Seidel
1, 2
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