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|Cat-eLog Data Sheet
|Ancistrus sp. (L423)
|L423, Para Bristlenose
|an SISS truss
|The name Ancistrus is derived from the Greek word agkistron, meaning hook, in reference to the interopercular odontodes that are hooked.
|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.
|Near Portel, Para state, Brazil.
|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 no breeding report.
|There is no registered keeper.
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|2022 Jan 22 09:21 (species record created: 2009 Aug 22 08:26)