L032 Aguaboa Ancistrus (Ancistrus aguaboensis)


An attractively marked species of Ancistrus found in the Tocantins and Araguaia Rivers in Southeastern Brazil, A. aguaboensis inhabits rocky, relatively fast moving waters in the wild and is distinguished from other fish in the genus by its uniform, attractive pattern of white spots. most other bristlenose plecos, they are hardy and easy to care for. This species is easy to sex and will reproduce in the aquarium, with males displaying much larger and more pronounced bristles along the nose and face.


L032 Aguaboa Ancistrus (Ancistrus aguaboensis)

Origin: Wild Brazil
Locale: Rio Araguaia
Diet: Omnivore and scavenger, primarily herbivorous
Adult Size: 4″
Recommended Tank Size: 30 gallons
Compatibility: Generally peaceful but may be territorial with other plecos

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.5 – 7.5
Temp:                     78-84F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm