|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Ancistrus pirareta Muller, 1989|
|Common Names||LDA053, Bristlenose Catfish|
|Type Locality||Trib. of Río Tebicuary-mi, 25°30'S, 56°55'W, Salto Pirareta, Cordillera, Paraguay.|
|Pronunciation||an SISS truss|
|Etymology||The name Ancistrus is derived from the Greek word agkistron, meaning hook, in reference to the interopercular odontodes that are hooked. Named after the type location "Salto Pirareta".|
|Size||156mm or 6.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Mature males and sometimes females have soft tentacles (bushy fleshy growths) on the snout - this is unique to the genus Ancistrus.|
|Sexing||Typical for the genus with males possessing the so-called ''bushy nose''. Females also may have much smaller growths on the head but to a much lesser extent.|
|Distribution||South America: Paraná Basin, Lower Paraguay Basin, Upper Tebicuary-mi drainage.
La Plata, Paraná, Paraguay, Tebicuary (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|Feeding||Ancistrus should be fed mainly on vegetarian foods. Prepared foods include algae wafers and spirulina based sinking food. Vegetables such as courgette/zucchini, and (English) cucumber are an excellent addition to the diet, along with the odd, small amount of more meaty foods.|
|Compatibility||A good complement to most aquariums, they are not aggressive to other species. Males may fight over territory if kept in too small a tank.|
|Suggested Tankmates||Appropriate with most community fish that aren't overly big or aggressive.|
|Breeding Reports||There is but a single breeding report, read it here.|
|References||Rev. Suisse Zool.v. 96 (no. 4) - pp891 - Fig. 2|
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|Last Update||2006 Dec 23 08:07 (species record created: 2003 Sep 27 00:00)|