|Cat-eLog Data Sheet
|Ancistrus multispinis (Regan, 1912)
|Thorned Bristlenose Catfish
Flerpigget Antenne-sugemalle (Denmark)
|Rio Humboldt, Rio Itapocú, Santa Catherina, southeastern Brazil.
|Hemiancistrus albocinctus, Peckoltia albocincta, Xenocara multispinis
|an SISS truss
|The name Ancistrus is derived from the Greek word agkistron, meaning hook, in reference to the interopercular odontodes that are hooked.
|142mm or 5.6" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
|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.
|Atlantic coastal drainages of eastern Brazil from Macacú River to Maquiné River, Brazil.
Rio Grande Do Sul State Waters, Maquiné (Forqueta) (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Rio de Janeiro State Rivers (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Sao Paulo State Rivers (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Paraná State Rivers (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Rio Grande Do Sul State Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Santa Catarina State Rivers (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 is but a single breeding report, read it here.
|Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1912 (pt 3) (art. 36), pp 668, Pl. 76 (fig. 1).
|There are 7 registered keepers, view all "my cats" data.
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|2021 May 29 05:17 (species record created: 2008 May 31 04:24)