|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Ancistrus sp. (5)|
|Common Name||Snowflake Ancistrus|
|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||100mm or 3.9" 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. |
Similar to L032, this species has many more and relatively larger spots.
|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||Exported from Manaus, Brazil. Origin otherwise unknown.|
|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. User data.|
|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||Has been bred in the aquarium.|
|Breeding Reports||There is but a single breeding report, read it here.|
|Registered Keepers||There are 12 registered keepers, view all "my cats" data.|
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There are 8 records of this fish being seen, view them all.
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|Last Update||2010 Dec 01 02:42 (species record created: 2010 Nov 30 14:38)|