|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Ancistrus brevipinnis (Regan, 1904)|
|Type Locality||Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil|
|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. This specific epithet refers to its short (brevis=short) fins (pinnis=fins).|
|Size||80mm or 3.1" 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: Laguna dos Patos basin.
Rio Grande Do Sul State Waters, Laguna dos Patos (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 no breeding report.|
|References||Trans. Zool. Soc. Lond. v. 17 (pt 3, no. 1) 257|
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|Last Update||2008 Feb 03 04:46 (species record created: 2008 Jan 27 05:30)|