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Dolly pleco, L183
(Other members of the genus Ancistrus)
ADULT SIZE: 12 cm
WATER CONDITIONS: Not critical
TEMPERATURE RANGE: 23-28 C
FOOD: Feed Ancistrus dolichopterus a predominantly vegetarian diet. Although primarily vegetarian, it will take over foods, dried and frozen; will happily eat livefoods if it comes across them.
DISTRIBUTION: This species comes from Brazil
SEXUAL DIFFERENCES: The males tend to be larger with pronounced tentacles on their heads.
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AQUARIUM CARE: A typical peacful catfish. Not too big, and quite suitable for most aquariums, particularly those with an Amazon style setup - well planted with sunken wood. Like all catfish it enjoys rasping on bogwood.
This is a fine community fish, in an appropriate tank, with other species of a similar size.
BREEDING: Easily spawned in captivity. The fry may require some attention in a clean tank, as they require microscopic algal life as a first food. Later, can be raised on algae tablets/wafers.