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Scientific Name Ancistrus sp. (L371)  Boulenger, 1898
Common Names L371, Orange Fin Bristlenose
Orangefinnet Antennesugemalle (Denmark)
Type Locality Rio Juruá, Brazil.
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. 
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Size 125mm or 4.9" 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.
Sexing Males develop soft tentacles on the head and while sometimes females also do, it is never to the grand extent of those found on that of the conspecific male.
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Distribution Rio Tapajos.
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tapajós (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. User data.
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 Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Trans. Zool. Soc. Lond. v. 14 (pt 7, no. 2) 425 Pl. 41 (fig. 1)
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Last Update 2022 Jan 21 13:29 (species record created: 2007 Apr 14 17:25)