|All Fishes Data Sheet
|L267, Pyjama Bristlenose
Stribet Antennesugemalle (Denmark)
|an SISS truss
|The name Ancistrus is derived from the Greek word agkistron, meaning hook, in reference to the interopercular odontodes that are hooked.
|120mm or 4.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
|Mature males and sometimes females have soft tentacles (bushy fleshy growths) on the snout - this is unique to the genus Ancistrus.
This species has dark fins and a network head pattern giving way to regular stripeds along the flanks of the fish. Overall the colouration is reminiscent of adult male Corydoras napoensis.
|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.
|Peru: Rio Pozuzo
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Marañón, Ucayali, Pozuzo (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Marañón, Ucayali, Pachitea (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Category
|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.
|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.
|Appropriate with most community fish that aren't overly big or aggressive.
|There is no breeding report.
|DATZ 7/1998, p 416.
|There is no registered keeper.
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|2023 Dec 21 08:49 (species record created: 2003 May 11 00:00)