Ancistrus sp "Super Red"

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Name: Ancistrus sp "Super Red"

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Compatibility:
A peaceful plec but adults will be territorial if the tank is too small and/or there aren't enough hiding places.

Sexing and Breeding:
Same as other Ancistrus, both males and females can develop bristles round the lip but only males develop bristles up the snout. Males also develop forked bristles but this can sometimes be true for females. Adult females are wider when viewed from above.

Diet:
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 devlops on the wood over time.

Water parameters:
Temp 22-27c PH 5.5-8.0

Max Size:
15 cms

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