|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Ancistrus sp. (L514)|
|Common Names||L514, Bolivian Medusa Pleco
Boliviansk Medusa-sugemalle (Denmark)
|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.|
|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 and while sometimes females also do, it is never to the grand extent of those found on that of the conspecific male.|
|Distribution||Río Blanco, tributary of Río Iténez, Bolivia.
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Madeira, Mamoré, Guaporé (Iténez), Blanco (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||All Ancistrus species are cave-breeders, where the male looks after the eggs and young fry.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
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|Last Update||2022 Jan 22 15:30 (species record created: 2019 Jun 04 16:45)|