|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Ancistrus sp. (L393)|
|Common Names||L393, Cheese Creek Bristlenose|
|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.|
- CotM 2009 June
|Size||100mm or 3.9" 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||Peru, Rio Madre De Dios
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Madeira, Madre de Dios (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|Other Parameters||Prefers a noticeable if not strong current.|
|Feeding||Omnivorous with tendency to vegetarian.|
|Furniture||Appears to prefer bogwood over stone and rock.|
|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||Mature at approximately 1.5 years, expect 70-90 eggs from one female. See CotM article.|
|Breeding Reports||There are 8 breeding reports, read them all here.|
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|Last Update||2018 Apr 04 15:07 (species record created: 2005 Jan 08 00:00)|