|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Ancistrus sp. (L089) , 1992|
|Type Locality||Brazil: Manaus|
|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||120mm or 4.7" 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.
The juvenile colouration differs greatly from the adult. Both are shown above.
|Sexing||Males develop soft tentacles on the head.|
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro, Lower Negro (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 1/1992, p 9.|
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|Last Update||2013 Jul 11 19:08 (species record created: 2001 Nov 25 00:00)|