Ancistrus dolichopterus is one of the coolest of the bushy nose plecos. I was lucky enough to pick these fish up at the BAP auction after the April 2013 CAFE club meeting. The fish I purchased at the auction were fry raised by fellow club member and friend, Stephan Parlin. These fish grew into adults quickly and … Continue reading Ancistrus dolichopterus (L183, Starlight)
Fish Family: Loricariids
Ancistrus, Farlowella, Hypancistrus, Otocinclus, etc.
Ancistrus sp. “Pucallpa Gold”
I received my fish from my good friend Dr. Stephan Tanner of Swiss Tropicals. Stephan bred albinos from his original imports and gave them the name Ancistrus sp. “Pucallpa Gold”. The original fish were imported from Northeastern Peru. The species name is yet unknown, but they have been identified as Ancistrus sp. “Pucallpa” by Ingo Seidel. … Continue reading Ancistrus sp. “Pucallpa Gold”
Origin: The Hypancistrus Zebra comes from the Rio Xingú river in South America. The Rio Xingú flows through Brazil and then into the mighty Amazon river. The area of the Rio Xingú where this fish lives in the wild is full of different sized rocks with some fine sand on the river bottom. Size 80mm (3.1 inches). Standard … Continue reading Hypancistrus Zebra