Ancistrus sp. L309

This species looks quite unusual. It has a big mouth, small eyes and nice, greenish spots on it's body and orange fin rays. At first, L309 was thought to be a Baryancistrus species, which says a lot about it's appearance. Only old, full grown males develop the famous head tentacles, and it's a slow growing species.

Facts:

Name: Ancistrus sp. L309

Trade names: Bigmouth Bristlenose, L309

Origin: Rio Tapajos, Brazil

Maximum TL: 10 cm / 4''

 

L309 is a very rare species in the hobby, as it's not allowed for export from Brazil and among aquarists it's usually overlooked. It's not very demanding though, as long as the water is clean and well filtered. It's fairly unproductive (about 20 eggs per clutch), but not difficult to breed. It's small size makes it perfect even for smaller aquariums.

 

 

More info:

http://www.l-welse.com/reviewpost/showproduct.php/product/324/cat/44 

http://www.planetcatfish.com/common/species.php?species_id=1665  

Ancistrus sp. L309

Ancistrus sp. L309

Photo: Lars Jamne

Ancistrus sp. L309

Ancistrus sp. L309

Photo: Lars Jamne

Ancistrus sp. L309

Ancistrus sp. L309

Photo: Lars Jamne

Ancistrus sp. L309

Ancistrus sp. L309

Photo: Lars Jamne

Ancistrus sp. L309

Ancistrus sp. L309

Photo: Lars Jamne

Ancistrus sp. L309

Ancistrus sp. L309

Photo: Haakon Haagensen

Ancistrus sp. L309

Ancistrus sp. L309

Photo: Lars Jamne

Ancistrus sp. L309

Ancistrus sp. L309

Photo: Lars Jamne

Ancistrus sp. L309

Ancistrus sp. L309

Photo: Lars Jamne

Ancistrus sp. L30909 Karl Schwamm

Ancistrus sp. L30909 Karl Schwamm

Photo: Karl Schwamm

Ancistrus sp. L309 + Pseudancistrus

Ancistrus sp. L309 + Pseudancistrus

Photo: Heriberto Gimênes Junior

Ancistrus sp. L309

Ancistrus sp. L309

Heriberto Gimênes Junior

Ancistrus sp. L309

Ancistrus sp. L309

Photo: Lars Jamne

Ancistrus sp. L309L309_002

Ancistrus sp. L309L309_002

Photo: Lars Jamne

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