|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Ancistrus stigmaticus Eigenmann & Eigenmann, 1889|
|Common Name||Bristlenose Catfish|
|Type Locality||São Matheos [= São Mateus], Goiás, Espirito Santo, 15°47'S, 50°07'W, 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 spotted(stigma=marked or spotted) appearance.|
|Size||152mm or 6" 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: Upper Araguaia River basin.
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tocantins, Lower Tocantins, Araguaia, Upper Araguaia (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 but a single breeding report, read it here.|
|Reference||Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences (Series 2) v. 2, pp 48.|
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|Last Update||2019 Oct 09 05:06 (species record created: 2008 Apr 21 06:40)|