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|All Fishes Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Ancistrus fulvus (Holly, 1929)|
|Type Locality||Alto Rio Acara, tributary of Rio Guamá, south of Belém, Pará State, 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. This specific epithet refers to its red-yellow colour (fulvus=red-yellow, tawny colour).|
|Size||88mm or 3.5" 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.|
|Distribution||South America: Acará River basin in lower Amazon drainage, Brazil. |
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tocantins, Lower Tocantins, Acará (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Category||Data Deficient, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2018.|
|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||All Ancistrus species are cave-breeders, where the male looks after the eggs and young fry.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Anzeiger der Akademie der Wissenshaften in Wien Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Klasse v. 66 (no. 13) (for 2 May 1929), pp 119 .|
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|Last Update||2022 Sep 19 03:42 (species record created: 2008 Apr 28 11:51)|