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Scientific Name Ancistrus sp. (L309)   
Common Names L309, Green Spotted Bristlenose
Grønplettet 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 90mm or 3.5" 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 Rio Tapajos
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tapajós (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Temperature 23.0-28.0°C or 73.4-82.4°F (Show species within this range)
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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. User data.
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 Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is but a single breeding report, read it here.
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Registered Keepers There are 32 registered keepers, view all "my cats" data.
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Last Update 2021 May 11 00:53 (species record created: 2006 Mar 24 00:00)