|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Ancistrus tolima Taphorn, Armbruster, Villa-Navarro & Ray, 2013|
|Type Locality||Quebrada El Pascado, 3.599306°N, -74.854556°W, vereda San Pablo, municipio de Dolores, departamento de Tolima, Colombia.|
|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. tolima is a noun in apposition, and refers to the princess Yulima who was executed and martyred by the Spanish conquistadores, and to the Department of Tolima, where the type locality is located.|
|Size||77mm or 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 develop soft tentacles on the head.|
|Distribution||South America: Upper Magdalena River drainage, subdrainage río Prado in Colombia.
Colombia Caribbean Rivers, Magdalena, Upper Magdalena (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.|
|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.|
|Reference||Zootaxa 3641 (no. 4), pp 360, Figs. 10-11.|
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|Last Update||2019 Oct 27 02:57 (species record created: 2014 Jul 02 19:21)|