The Bristlenose Catfishes of the Genus Ancistrus

  • more than 100 species
  • bilingual (German and English)
  • Hardcover
  • detailed species chapter
Cover: Die Antennenwelse der Gattung Ancistrus / The Bristlenose Catfishes of the Genus Ancistrus
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About the book

In our new book “The Bristlenose Catfishes of the Genus Ancistrus”, we (Ingo Seidel and Andreas Tanke) present almost all representatives of this genus known in the hobby in detail in words and pictures. We go into detail about the habitats, the demands and everything worth knowing about these species. The book will be published bilingually (in German and English) in winter/spring 2020/2021.

The genus Ancistrus is the most popular genus of the family Loricariidae, not only because of its species richness. Meanwhile, more than 70 species have been scientifically described and it is estimated that another 100-150 species exist undescribed in South American waters. The distribution of the genus reaches all South American countries with the exception of Chile, and also transandean the distribution reaches even further to Panama.
Their adaptability and the mostly low demands, the useful properties and the usually not difficult breeding have brought them many friends.

These catfishes certainly owe their popularity above all to their bizarre appearance. Because the sexually mature males show long, bizarre looking tentacles at the margin of the snout.

Ancistrus claro (LDA 08)
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What’s inside

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Keeping

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Breeding

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Nutrition

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Origin

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Biotopes

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Species Section

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The Authors

Ingo Seidel Andreas Tanke

Ingo Seidel and Andreas Tanke. Together more than 70 years of aquaristic competence.

After numerous events that they have visited or even organized together and many joint lectures, the first joint book is now following.

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The Bristlenose Catfishes of the Genus Ancistrus

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Probably the most comprehensive monograph on the genus Ancistrus

Cover: Die Antennenwelse der Gattung Ancistrus / The Bristlenose Catfishes of the Genus Ancistrus