|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Ancistrus cuiabae Knaack, 1999|
|Type Locality||Pantanal, 36 kilometers southeast of Poconé, in a permanent remnant water of Rio Bento Gome, Mato Grosso State, 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. Named for the Cuiabá River in Brazil where this species was found.|
|Size||115mm 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: Cuiabá River basin in upper Paraguay River drainage.
La Plata, Paraná, Paraguay, Upper Paraguay, Cuiabá (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tocantins, Lower Tocantins, Araguaia, Upper Araguaia, Vermelho (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||All Ancistrus species are cave-breeders, where the male looks after the eggs and young fry.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Tropical Fish Hobbyist v. 47 (no. 12), pp 151, Figs.|
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|Last Update||2019 Oct 09 05:01 (species record created: 2008 Feb 03 09:11)|