|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Ancistrus nudiceps (Müller & Troschel, 1849)|
|Common Names||L304, Bald Bristlenose|
|Type Locality||Takutu, Guyana.|
|Pronunciation||an SISS truss - new dee seps|
|Etymology||The name Ancistrus is derived from the Greek word agkistron, meaning hook, in reference to the interopercular odontodes that are hooked.|
|Size||79mm or 3.1" 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 and while sometimes females also do, it is never to the grand extent of those found on that of the conspecific male.|
|Distribution||South America: Takutu River basin in upper Branco River drainage, Guyana.
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro, Lower Negro, Branco (Roraima), Upper Branco (Roraima), Tacutu (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Category||Not Evaluated|
|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||Reisen in Britisch-Guiana, pp 631.|
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|Last Update||2020 Oct 28 16:58 (species record created: 2008 May 31 04:24)|