All FishesLoricariidaeHypostominaeAncistrus

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Scientific Name Ancistrus sp. `RIO UCAYALI`   
Common Name Ucayali Orange Spot 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 120mm or 4.7" 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 Originates from Rio Ucayali.
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Marañón, Ucayali (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Temperature 27.0-27.0°C or 80.6-80.6°F (Show species within this range)
Other Parameters Soft to moderately hard water (100-400 µS/cm).
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Feeding Traditional Ancistrus such as courgette (zucchini), potatoes, green beans and brocolli, etc. As usual for this genus, moderate levels of protein rich food should be used.
Furniture Suitable hiding places throughout the tank makes the fish feel more settled.
Compatibility Works fine in the community tank, and as long as the other fish aren't huge, they will go with most fish.
Suggested Tankmates Anything that isn't big enough to immediately swallow the Ancistrus should be fine.
Breeding Cave breeder. Male guards the eggs. A mature female can produce up to 150 eggs. Fry are relatively easy to care for, and eats the same as adults.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Last Update 2016 Dec 05 23:18 (species record created: 2007 Jan 31 20:17)