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:
5.0 - 7.0

Origin
Rio Negro, Rio Casiquiare, Rio Orinoco (Pozo Azul bei Puerto Ayacucho) ), Rio Ventuari
Brazil, Venezuela
Map to Ancistrus sp. "Puerto Ayacucho"
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.
To distinguish the sexes
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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