|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Ancistrus sp. (4)|
|Common Names||False L144
Black Eyed Yellow Bristlenose, Citronancistrus (Sweden), 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.|
- Shane's World Reproduction My experiences breeding L144
|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.|
|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)|
|Feeding||Typical for the genus. Feed vegetables, algae wafers, and once a week frozen or live foods.|
|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 17 breeding reports, read them all here.|
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|Last Update||2014 Jun 24 08:06 (species record created: 2002 Jul 18 00:00)|