|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Ancistrus centrolepis Regan, 1913|
|Type Locality||Río Condoto, Colombia.|
|Synonym(s)||Ancistrus baudensis, Ancistrus eustictus, Ancistrus melas|
|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||184mm or 7.2" 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 and while sometimes females also do, it is never to the grand extent of those found on that of the conspecific male.|
|Distribution||South America: coastal drainages of the northern Andes, rivers of northern Colombia, Atrato, Baudo and San Juan basins in Colombia.
Colombia Pacific Rivers (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Colombia Pacific Rivers, San Juan (Colombia) (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Panama Pacific Rivers, Chepo, Bayano (Upper Chepo) (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Colombia Pacific Rivers, Baudó (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Category||Not Evaluated|
|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.|
|Reference||Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 8) v. 12 (no. 71), pp 470.|
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|Last Update||2020 Oct 03 13:17 (species record created: 2008 Feb 03 09:09)|