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|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Ancistrus sp. (L043) , 1989|
|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.|
|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.|
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 Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|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)|