|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Ancistrus bodenhameri Schultz, 1944|
|Common Names||Cucuta Pleco
|Type Locality||Río San Pedro at bridge south of Mene Grande, Río Motatán system, Venezuela.|
|Synonym(s)||Ancistrus brevifilis bodenhameri|
|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||114mm or 4.5" 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||Males develop soft tentacles on the head.|
|Distribution||South America: eastern and western Maracaibo Lake tributaries.
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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.|
|Reference||Proc. U. S. Natl. Mus. v. 94 (no. 3172) 305 Pl. 10 (fig. A)|
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|Last Update||2013 Jul 19 18:17 (species record created: 2008 Jan 19 06:19)|