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Scientific Name Ancistrus sp. (L120)   
Common Names L120, Black Fin 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. 
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Size 200mm or 7.9" 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.

Very similar to L182 and perhaps the same species.
Sexing Males have head tentacles, females do not.
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Distribution Imported from Guyana, exact locality unknown
Guyana Waters (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 DATZ 4/1993 p212-213.
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Last Update 2005 Sep 17 00:00 (species record created: 2005 Sep 17 00:00)