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|Scientific Name||Ancistrus saudades de Souza, Taphorn & Armbruster, 2019|
|Type Locality||Creek at second wooden bridge from Moco-Moco power station, Amazon/Branco/Takutu River, Region 9, Rupununi, Guyana, 3.30318°, -59.65038°.|
|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.|
|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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|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||Zootaxa 4552, pp 43, Figs. 21-22.|
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|Last Update||2019 Aug 08 07:29 (species record created: 2019 Feb 07 12:37)|