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  • Ancistrus sp. (L110)
  • Ancistrus sp. (L110)
  • Ancistrus sp. (L110)
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Scientific NameAncistrus sp. (L110)   
Common Name(s)L110, Red Spot Bristlenose
L157
Pronunciationan SISS truss
EtymologyThe 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 200mm or 7.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
IdentificationMature males and sometimes females have soft tentacles (bushy fleshy growths) on the snout - this is unique to the genus Ancistrus.
SexingMales have head tentacles, females do not.
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DistributionBrazil: Rio Amazonas, middle Rio Negro drainage
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro, Middle Negro (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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FeedingAncistrus 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.
CompatibilityA 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 TankmatesAppropriate with most community fish that aren't overly big or aggressive.
BreedingUnreported.
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ReferencesL110 - DATZ 9/1992 p553.
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Last Update2006 Mar 03 00:00 (species record created: 2001 Apr 28 00:00)