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|Ancistrus sp. (L213)
|L213, Silver Spotted Bristlenose
Sølvplettet Antennesugemalle (Denmark)
|an SISS truss
|The name Ancistrus is derived from the Greek word agkistron, meaning hook, in reference to the interopercular odontodes that are hooked.
|100mm or 3.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
|Mature males and sometimes females have soft tentacles (bushy fleshy growths) on the snout - this is unique to the genus Ancistrus.
|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.
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tapajós (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|23.0-27.0°C or 73.4-80.6°F (Show species within this range)
|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. User data.
|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.
|Appropriate with most community fish that aren't overly big or aggressive.
|There is but a single breeding report, read it here.
|There are 37 registered keepers, view all "my cats" data.
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|2022 Jan 19 10:26 (species record created: 2006 Dec 10 09:34)