Cat-eLog Data Sheet Scientific Name (Isbrücker, 2001) Ancistrus greeni Common Name(s) Type Locality ''Rozmaiu, Upper Peru'' [locality uncertain, Peru likely]. 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. Species Information 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. Habitat Information Distribution Peru. Husbandry Information 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. Further Information References Special issue no. 2], pp 24 [DATZ-Sonderheft Harnischwelse 2. Registered Keepers None. Breeding Reports None. Search Planet Catfish for more on Ancistrus greeni
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