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Scientific Name Ancistrus sp. (L393)   
Common Names L393, Cheese Creek Bristlenose
Sorthalet Antennesugemalle (Denmark)
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. 
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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.
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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.
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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 9 breeding reports, read them all here.
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Last Update 2022 Jan 22 08:09 (species record created: 2005 Jan 08 00:00)