|Cat-eLog Data Sheet
|Ancistrus sp. (LDA016)
|LDA016, Guama Bristlenose
|an SISS truss
|The name Ancistrus is derived from the Greek word agkistron, meaning hook, in reference to the interopercular odontodes that are hooked.
|Mature males and sometimes females have soft tentacles (bushy fleshy growths) on the snout - this is unique to the genus Ancistrus.
|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.
|Fish sold as LDA16 in shops may well be Ancistrus cf. cirrhosus in the calico form. This note is correct on the date of writing in July 2008, where distributors (commercial breeders) showing A. cf. cirrhosus pictures are listing these as LDA16. Genuine LDA16 are not known to be commercially captive bred.
|Exported from Brazil.
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Guamá (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|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. User data.
|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.
|Appropriate with most community fish that aren't overly big or aggressive.
|There are 5 breeding reports, read them all here.
|There are 26 registered keepers, view all "my cats" data.
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|2022 Feb 03 10:27 (species record created: 2008 May 17 09:49)