|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Ancistomus wernekei (Armbruster & Lujan, 2016)|
|Type Locality||Marujeta Creek, 159 km E of San Fernando de Atabapo, Ventuari River drainage, Amazonas State, Venezuela, 4°17'41.3''N, 66°17'20.0''W.|
|Size||100mm or 3.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Similar to Peckoltia vittata but with a considerably more contrasting colouration.|
|Sexing||Males develop small teeth-like odontodes which adorn the leading pectoral fin rays and the back half of the fishes body. Females remain unadourned and have a wider girth across the body most evident when the area just behind the pectoral fins is viewed from above.|
|Distribution||Venezuela: Rio Orinoco
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|pH||6.0 - 7.2|
|Temperature||24.0-26.0°C or 75.2-78.8°F (Show species within this range)|
|Feeding||Omnivorous with a tendancy 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 Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||ZooKeys No. 569:107, Figs. 3, 4, 5B, 6.|
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|Last Update||2017 Mar 12 12:29 (species record created: 2002 Jun 22 00:00)|