|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Ancistrus sp. (L289)|
|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.|
|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.
Original picture shows a strange dorsal fin. May be a mutation of L071
|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.|
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Curuá Una (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.|
|Registered Keepers||Keeping this species? Why not .
There are 5 registered keepers, view all "my cats" data.
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|Last Update||2006 Dec 11 06:13 (species record created: 2006 Dec 25 14:44)|