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Scientific Name Ancistrus tombador  Fisch-Muller, Cardoso, da Silva & Bertaco, 2005
Common Name
Type Locality On road MT-338, about 26 kilometers from Porto dos Gaúchos, 11°39'27''S, 57°12'07''W, tributary of rio Arinos, upper rio Tapajos basin, Porto dos Gaúchos, igarapé Ribeirão Preto, Mato Grosso, 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. 
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Size 63mm or 2.5" 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.
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Distribution Arinos River basin, upper Tapajós River basin, Brazil.
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tapajós, Upper Tapajós, Juruena, Arinos (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 Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Revue Suisse de Zoologie v. 112 (no. 2)
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Last Update 2013 Jan 12 13:14 (species record created: 2008 May 31 04:24)