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Scientific NameAncistomus sp. (L387)   
Common NameL387
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Size 120mm or 4.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
SexingMales develop small teeth-like odontodes which adorn the leading pectoral fin rays and the back half of the fishes body. Females remain unadorned and have a wider girth across the body most evident when the area just behind the pectoral fins is viewed from above.
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FeedingOmnivorous with a tendency towards meaty foods. Not an effective algae eater. Well fed individuals will not damage most plants.
FurnitureRock piles and wood tangles. Plants are not vital.
CompatibilityPeaceful if a little territorial. As a rough guide give each fish a 12 inch square area well broken up with decorations.
BreedingCave spawner.
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Registered Keepers(1) bronzefry (k: 20), who also notes: "A small fish that appears to need a lot of space. (A bit territorial.) Driftwood and caves seem to work well to break up aggression. Plants are uprooted easily. A wide variety of foods are taken.", (2) L-ko (k: 8), (3) Julie, (4) smsjazz81, (5) J-Lia, (6) drpleco (k: 4), (7) PlecoCrazy (k: 4), (8) Donald (k: 29), (9) jha61, (10) Erik82, (11) tutters187 (k: 9), (12) brizmale28, (13) seliel (k: 130), (14) Beniji, (15) Firestorming (k: 11), (16) Eric Bodrock (k: 6), who also notes: "At least one male in the group, should be reaching spawning age soon.", (17) colincook (k: 3), who also notes: "I've put these in with my L340 and added several new caves and pieces of wood. I noticed all of my 9 L340 seem to 'live' at on end of the tank so I put the L387 in the other end where they seem to have stayed.", (18) Kapngage, (19) PiggyCutie (k: 3), (20) Quo (k: 2), (21) Allen Repashy, (22) Tamcon83 (p: 2, k: 8), (23) Asset, (24) LostYeti (k: 2), (25) junglejason, (26) WouterW, (27) Nabobmob1, (28) Are06n (k: 14), (29) jp11biod, (30) jkeeler, (31) PseudaSmart (k: 8), (32) Junglejason, (33) (k: 6), (34) MBoge (k: 4), (35) bekateen (k: 7), (36) Loc.

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Breeding Reports(1) seliel (b: 35), (2) Tamcon83 (b: 13), (3) (b: 8), (4) PlecoCrazy (b: 1).
Article - CotM 2009 July
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Last Update2015 Feb 04 13:38 (species record created: 2006 Dec 02 04:35)