|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Ancistrus brevifilis Eigenmann, 1920|
|Type Locality||Rio Tiquirito at El Concejo, Venezuela.|
|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. This specific epithet literally means short (brevis=short) filaments (filum=filament) and refers to its short tentacles.|
|Size||120mm or 4.7" 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.
Overall light brown with a darker reticulated pattern over the body and fins. Upper and lower caudal fin tips white in all but the largest adults.
|Sexing||Typical for the genus with males possessing the so-called ''bushy nose''. Females also may have much smaller growths on the head but to a much lesser extent.|
|Distribution||Known only from the Rio Tuy system northern Venezuela.
Tuy (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|pH||6.5 - 7.5|
|Temperature||21.0-25.0°C or 69.8-77°F (Show species within this range)|
|Other Parameters||The water should be clear, neutral, and soft to medium hard with a fairly strong current.|
|Feeding||Typical for the genus. Feed vegetables, algae wafers, and once a week frozen or live foods. This fish also loves to eat bamboo.|
|Furniture||A sand substrate with rocks forming a few caves with driftwood and bamboo forming a false river bank.|
|Compatibility||An ideal community fish.|
|Suggested Tankmates||Appropriate with most community fish that aren't overly big or aggressive.|
|Breeding||Typical for the genus. A 75 percent water change with cool R.O. or rain water can help along a shy pair.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Ind. Univ. Studiesv. 7 (no. 44) - pp7 - Fig. 2; Pl. 1|
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|Last Update||2014 Mar 02 19:45 (species record created: 2001 Apr 21 00:00)|