|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Ancistrus falconensis Taphorn, Armbruster & Rodríguez-Olarte, 2010|
|Type Locality||Falcón, El Hueque River, 11°09’41.4''N, 69°33'24.9''W, at bridge on highway from Churuguara to Coro.|
|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. Named after the state of Falcón.|
|Size||161mm or 6.3" 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 have "bristles", soft tentacles on the top/front of the head.|
|Distribution||Venezuela, Falcón state, Hueque and Ricoa river drainages.
Venezuela Caribbean Waters, Hueque (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Venezuela Caribbean Waters, Ricoa (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.|
|Furniture||This species occupies upland streams, usually with clear water and rocky substrates.|
|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.|
|References||Zootaxa 2345: 19–32|
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|Last Update||2013 Apr 19 21:17 (species record created: 2010 Jan 27 14:42)|