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|Scientific Name||Ancistrus minutus Fisch-Muller, Mazzoni & Weber, 2001|
|Type Locality||Córrego Batéias, a left bank tributary of the upper rio Tocantins, 13°49'S, 48°20'W, Minaçú, Goiás, 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.|
|Size||57mm or 2.2" 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.|
|Distribution||South America: Upper Tocantins tributaries in Goiás upstream of the dam of Serra da Mesa.
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tocantins, Upper Tocantins (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||Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters. An international journal for field-orientated ichthyology. v. 12 (no. 4); fig 5.|
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|Last Update||2008 Jun 07 03:04 (species record created: 2008 May 31 04:24)|