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Scientific Name Ancistrus sp. (L043)  , 1989
Common Name L043
Type Locality Mana basin, French Guyana
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. 
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Size 150mm or 5.9" 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.

A beautiful species of black Ancistrus. The entire body is covered with pin-prick white spots which give the impression of a light dusting of sugar! The caudal and dorsal fins are decorated with an inner orange and then outer white seam.
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.
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Distribution
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, French Guyana Coastal Rivers, Mana (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 Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference DATZ 8/1989, pp 495-496.
Aqualog matches DATZ but the photo in the former is unclear.
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Last Update 2013 Jul 13 07:05 (species record created: 2006 Dec 24 04:45)