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Scientific Name Ancistrus brevipinnis  (Regan, 1904)
Common Name
Type Locality Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Synonym(s) Xenocara brevipinnis
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. This specific epithet refers to its short (brevis=short) fins (pinnis=fins).
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Size 80mm or 3.1" 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.
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Distribution South America: Laguna dos Patos basin.
Rio Grande Do Sul State Waters, Laguna dos Patos (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.
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 Transactions of the Zoological Society of London v. 17 (pt 3, no. 1), pp 257.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 09 04:59 (species record created: 2008 Jan 27 05:30)