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L059 Ancistrus hoplogenys
by Doodles 16-08-09

All assigned numbers: L059

Ancistrus hoplogenys

Common Names: L059

Location: Rio Puraqequara, Rio Guama

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Dark base with scattered small white spots. They also have reddish/rustic fins rays that fade as they get older.

Not an overly aggressive bristlenose but they do need their own territory otherwise will fight with conspecifics.

Sexing and Breeding:
Sexing is the same as other ancistrus, males develop bristles round the snout and up the middle of the snout(usually one line), females may or may not develop bristles round the snout but never up the snout.Adult females are wider when viewed from above.

An omnivore which should be more towards a veggie based diet with occasional meaty foods. It is also thought that wood should be supplied for Ancistrus species as they may eat lignin which is found in bogwood, this is presumed due to the fact that they have very long guts similar to panaques. They also extract Aufwuchs from the organic layer that develops on the wood over time. Veggies such as courgette, deshelled peas, green beans, bell peppers will all be readily accepted from a young age.

Water parameters:
PH 5.5-7.5 Temp 26-29c

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