|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Ancistrus taunayi Miranda Ribeiro, 1918|
|Common Names||Uruguay Bristlenose
|Type Locality||Rio Lageado, Itaqui, Estado de Rio Grande do Sul, 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||119mm or 4.7" 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: Middle Uruguay River basin.
La Plata, Uruguay, Middle Uruguay (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 Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Revista do Museu Paulista v. 10, pp 631 .|
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|Last Update||2021 Jan 11 14:35 (species record created: 2008 May 31 04:24)|