- Juvenile stress colouration
- Male in front of his spawning cave
- Females cheek odontodes
- Close up of a male and his cheek odontodes
- Female ripe with eggs and ready to spawn
- The male ushers the female gently into the cave
- One day old fry
- Two day old fry
- Three day old fry
- Four day old fry
- Five day old fry
- Six day old fry
- Seven day old fry
- Eight day old fry
- Nine day old fry
- Ten day old fry
- Twenty day old fry
- One month old juvenile
- Four month old youngsters
- Close-up of mouth
- Close-up of head
|Cat-eLog Data Sheet
|Ancistomus sp. (L147)
|L147, Colombian Honey Pleco
Colombiansk Honningsugemalle (Denmark)
| - Shane's World Reproduction Breeding L147
|150mm or 5.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
|The taxonomic placement of this species (indeed the group of species of which it is a member) is currently in something of a flux. While Ancistomus was recently erected to house these elongate species that demonstrate entirely different secondary sexual dimorphism and breeding behaviour from 'classic' Peckoltia, the problem exists in defining what 'classic' Peckoltia really means and indeed what it's relationship is with the other generic trash can that is Hemiancistrus. Until all this is resolved, these fish are conservatively placed in Peckoltia here although there is a strong, if poorly defensible, compulsion to put them in Hemiancistrus.
|Males develop small teeth-like odontodes which adorn the leading pectoral fin rays and the back half of the fishes body. Females remain unadorned and have a wider girth across the body most evident when the area just behind the pectoral fins is viewed from above.
|Venezuela and Colombia, river basin of the Orinoco river, mainly in the Meta river.
Orinoco, Middle Orinoco, Meta (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Orinoco (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|24.0-30.0°C or 75.2-86°F (Show species within this range)
|Omnivorous with a tendency towards meaty foods. Not an effective algae eater. Well fed individuals will not damage most plants. User data.
|Rock piles and wood tangles. Plants are not vital.
|Peaceful if a little territorial. As a rough guide give each fish a 12 inch square area well broken up with decorations.
|Has reproduced in captivity, see Shane's World article.
|There are 2 breeding reports, read them all here.
|There are 57 registered keepers, view all "my cats" data.
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|2022 Jan 18 11:16 (species record created: 2002 Feb 27 00:00)