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Bristlenose Pleco (Ancistrus sp.) 1" - 2"

$1199 CAD
SKU: 400000017266

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Bristlenose Pleco (Ancistrus sp.) 1" - 2"

Description

Bristlenose pleco: The Bristlenose Pleco (Ancistrus cirrhosus) is an incredibly popular aquarium fish originating from shady rivers and streams in South America. This fish is well known for its charismatic bristly nose and the ability to clean algae from tank walls and decorations. It's an ideal candidate for clean up crews in freshwater aquariums, as they can tolerate a wide range of water parameters. The bristles of Bristlenose Pleco are actually sensory organs that allow the fish to detect movement and vibrations in the water. This tells them where to find food or even potential predators.

The length of their bristles vary depending on age and gender, with the males having longer and thicker bristles than females. In terms of diet, the Bristlenose Pleco is omnivorous, meaning that they feed on both plants and protein sources. They should be fed high quality sinking pellets and leafy greens. They also enjoy frozen and freeze-dried foods such as krill, shrimp, and bloodworms.

As scavengers, they will also eat algae in the aquarium tank. When kept in the community tank, they are quite peaceful and are often considered a good tank mate for many fish species. Cichlids, tetras, barbs, and even smaller loaches like the Kuhli Loach often coexist well with Bristlenose Plecos. Just be sure to provide plenty of hiding places and rocks for them to retreat to, as they're shy by nature.

Overall, the Bristlenose Pleco is an ideal choice for anyone looking to keep a freshwater aquarium. With proper care and a varied diet, these plecos can live for up to 10 years or more. Their entertaining behavior and ability to help clean the tank make them a great addition to any freshwater aquarium

Specifications

  • Category
    Plecos
  • Species Type
    Bristlenose Pleco
  • Water Temperature
    72°F to 78°F
  • Minimum Tank Size
    25 Gallons
  • Water pH Level
    Acidic, Neutral
  • Habitat Preference
    Driftwood, Rocky Tanks, Hiding Spots, Planted Tanks
  • Behaviour
    Community Fish, Nocturnal, Solitary, Bottom-Dwelling, Semi-aggressive

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Bristlenose Pleco (Ancistrus sp.) 1" - 2"

$1199 CAD

Bristlenose pleco: The Bristlenose Pleco (Ancistrus cirrhosus) is an incredibly popular aquarium fish originating from shady rivers and streams in South America. This fish is well known for its charismatic bristly nose and the ability to clean algae from tank walls and decorations. It's an ideal candidate for clean up crews in freshwater aquariums, as they can tolerate a wide range of water parameters. The bristles of Bristlenose Pleco are actually sensory organs that allow the fish to detect movement and vibrations in the water. This tells them where to find food or even potential predators.

The length of their bristles vary depending on age and gender, with the males having longer and thicker bristles than females. In terms of diet, the Bristlenose Pleco is omnivorous, meaning that they feed on both plants and protein sources. They should be fed high quality sinking pellets and leafy greens. They also enjoy frozen and freeze-dried foods such as krill, shrimp, and bloodworms.

As scavengers, they will also eat algae in the aquarium tank. When kept in the community tank, they are quite peaceful and are often considered a good tank mate for many fish species. Cichlids, tetras, barbs, and even smaller loaches like the Kuhli Loach often coexist well with Bristlenose Plecos. Just be sure to provide plenty of hiding places and rocks for them to retreat to, as they're shy by nature.

Overall, the Bristlenose Pleco is an ideal choice for anyone looking to keep a freshwater aquarium. With proper care and a varied diet, these plecos can live for up to 10 years or more. Their entertaining behavior and ability to help clean the tank make them a great addition to any freshwater aquarium

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