|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Ancistrus sp. `RIO UCAYALI`|
|Common Name||Ucayali Orange Spot Bristlenose|
|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.|
- CotM 2015 August
|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.|
|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||Originates from Rio Ucayali.
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Marañón, Ucayali (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|Temperature||27.0-27.0°C or 80.6-80.6°F (Show species within this range)|
|Other Parameters||Soft to moderately hard water (100-400 µS/cm).|
|Feeding||Traditional Ancistrus such as courgette (zucchini), potatoes, green beans and brocolli, etc. As usual for this genus, moderate levels of protein rich food should be used.|
|Furniture||Suitable hiding places throughout the tank makes the fish feel more settled.|
|Compatibility||Works fine in the community tank, and as long as the other fish aren't huge, they will go with most fish.|
|Suggested Tankmates||Anything that isn't big enough to immediately swallow the Ancistrus should be fine.|
|Breeding||Cave breeder. Male guards the eggs. A mature female can produce up to 150 eggs. Fry are relatively easy to care for, and eats the same as adults.|
|Breeding Reports||There are 4 breeding reports, read them all here.|
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|Last Update||2016 Dec 05 23:18 (species record created: 2007 Jan 31 20:17)|