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|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Ancistrus abilhoai Bifi, Pavanelli & Zawadzki, 2009|
|Type Locality||Brazil, Paraná State, Lapa, middle Rio Iguaçu basin, Rio Iguaçu, 25°47’35''S/50°11’59''W|
|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. The specific epithet abilhoai is named after Vincius Albihoa, who collected part of the type series.|
|Size||106mm or 4.2" 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.|
|Distribution||Upper and middle Rio Iguaçu.
La Plata, Paraná, Iguazu (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|Temperature||24.0-28.0°C or 75.2-82.4°F (Show species within this range)|
|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.|
|References||Zootaxa No. 2275, pp 42, Fig. 1|
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|Last Update||2014 Mar 23 08:42 (species record created: 2001 Nov 17 00:00)|