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Scientific Name Ancistrus sp. (4)   
Common Names L144, Black Eyed Yellow Bristlenose
Blåøjet Antennesugemalle (Denmark), Citronancistrus (Sweden), False L144, Lemon Bristlenose
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. 
Article Link - Shane's World Right Reproduction Right My experiences breeding L144
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Size 110mm or 4.3" 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.

Similar to the more common albino Ancistrus but with black eyes. Generally inaccurately sold as Ancistrus sp. L144. The true L144 is a different species imported from Paraguay.
Sexing Typical for the genus with males possessing the so-called ''bushy nose''. Females also may have much smaller growths on the head but to a much lesser extent.
General Remarks This fish appears to be a form of Ancistrus cf. cirrhosus.
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Distribution The fish pictured here is of unknown origin and is likely to be a captive bred form.
pH 6.2 - 7.2
Temperature 21.0-23.0°C or 69.8-73.4°F (Show species within this range)
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Feeding Typical for the genus. Feed vegetables, algae wafers, and once a week frozen or live foods. User data.
Furniture A sand or rounded pebble substrate with rocks forming a few caves. Driftwood also a good idea.
Compatibility An ideal community fish.
Suggested Tankmates Appropriate with most community fish that aren't overly big or aggressive.
Breeding See Shane's World here.
Breeding Reports There are 27 breeding reports, read them all here.
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Registered Keepers There are 448 registered keepers, view all "my cats" data.
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Last Update 2023 Jan 12 05:23 (species record created: 2002 Jul 18 00:00)