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Scientific Name Ancistrus sp. (L045)  , 1989
Common Name L045
Type Locality Coco Creek, 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 nondescript brown Ancistrus. The one pictured above was collected in the St. Anne which is a little crique ('creek'), tributary of the Acarouany, affluent of the lower Mana; French Guyana. This fish is so devoid of cosmetic characteristics that many Ancistrus species would also match!
Sexing Males have head tentacles, females do not.
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Distribution
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, French Guyana Coastal Rivers, Coco (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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Last Update 2004 Jun 28 00:00 (species record created: 2004 Jun 28 00:00)