Ancistrus sp. L481

Ancistrus sp. L481

Ancistrus sp. L481

Photo: Lars Jamne

Ancistrus sp. L481

Ancistrus sp. L481

Photo: Lars Jamne

Ancistrus sp. L481

Ancistrus sp. L481

Photo: Fabian Deuschle

Ancistrus sp. L481

Ancistrus sp. L481

Photo: Fabian Deuschle

Ancistrus sp. L481

Ancistrus sp. L481

Photo: Fabian Deuschle

Ancistrus sp. L481

Ancistrus sp. L481

Photo: Fabian Deuschle

Ancistrus sp. L481

Ancistrus sp. L481

Photo: Fabian Deuschle

Ancistrus sp. L481

Ancistrus sp. L481

Photo: Fabian Deuschle

Ancistrus sp. L481

Ancistrus sp. L481

Photo: Fabian Deuschle

Ancistrus sp. L481

Ancistrus sp. L481

Photo: Lars Jamne

Ancistrus sp. L481

Ancistrus sp. L481

Photo: Lars Jamne

Ancistrus sp. L481

Ancistrus sp. L481

Photo: Lars Jamne

Ancistrus sp. L481

Ancistrus sp. L481

Photo: Lars Jamne

In August 2015, German importer Panta Rhei showed a picture of a spectacular new Ancistrus species from Rio Abacaxis, Brazil. In DATZ 11/2015, it was presented with the number L481. A very limited number was imported to Germany, and a single pair soon found it’s way to Aquafarmen in Bergen. Hopefully there will be offspring, so that we can establish this beautiful species in the hobby.

Facts:

Name: Ancistrus sp. L481

Trade names: L481

Origin: Rio Abacaxis, Brazil

Maximum TL: 20 cm / 8''

 

L481 is slightly similar to Ancistrus sp. “Tocantins”, but grows much bigger. It's a very easy to care for and hardy species, even suitable for normal community aquariums. It's a good algae eater, but it should be fed a varied diet nonetheless. Males develop the typical bristles on their noses, and if proper caves are present they should easily breed if well conditioned..  

 

 

More info:

http://www.l-welse.com/reviewpost/showproduct.php/product/2032

http://www.planetcatfish.com/common/species.php?species_id=6566

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