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Scientific Name Ancistomus sp. (L147)   
Common Name L147
Article - Shane's World Reproduction Breeding L147
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Size 150mm or 5.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification The taxonomic placement of this species (indeed the group of species of which it is a member) is currently in something of a flux. While Ancistomus was recently erected to house these elongate species that demonstrate entirely different secondary sexual dimorphism and breeding behaviour from 'classic' Peckoltia, the problem exists in defining what 'classic' Peckoltia really means and indeed what it's relationship is with the other generic trash can that is Hemiancistrus. Until all this is resolved, these fish are conservatively placed in Peckoltia here although there is a strong, if poorly defensible, compulsion to put them in Hemiancistrus.
Sexing Males develop small teeth-like odontodes which adorn the leading pectoral fin rays and the back half of the fishes body. Females remain unadorned and have a wider girth across the body most evident when the area just behind the pectoral fins is viewed from above.
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Distribution Venezuela and Colombia, river basin of the Orinoco river, mainly in the Meta river.
Orinoco, Middle Orinoco, Meta (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Orinoco (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Temperature 24.0-30.0°C or 75.2-86°F (Show species within this range)
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Feeding Omnivorous with a tendency towards meaty foods. Not an effective algae eater. Well fed individuals will not damage most plants.
Furniture Rock piles and wood tangles. Plants are not vital.
Compatibility Peaceful if a little territorial. As a rough guide give each fish a 12 inch square area well broken up with decorations.
Breeding Has reproduced in captivity, see Shane's World article.
Breeding Reports There are 2 breeding reports, read them all here.
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Last Update 2015 Feb 04 13:29 (species record created: 2002 Feb 27 00:00)