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Bristlenose Pleco (Ancistrus sp.) 2 " - 3"

$1799 CAD
SKU: 400000017273

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Bristlenose Pleco (Ancistrus sp.) 2 " - 3"

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 cleanup crews in any freshwater aquarium, as they can tolerate a wide range of water parameters, between 6.0 and 7.8. The bristles of Bristlenose Plecos 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 bristles can also be used as a defense mechanism if they are feeling threatened. They will puff their bristles out in an attempt to ward off potential attackers. The length of the bristles varies 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 animals. 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 some of the 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. A fun fact is that the bristlenose pleco actually has a distinct lifespan depending on its color pattern—the standard brown/black variety usually lives between 8-10 years, while the albino varieties usually live around 5-7 years. 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.) 2 " - 3"
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Bristlenose Pleco (Ancistrus sp.) 2 " - 3"

$1799 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 cleanup crews in any freshwater aquarium, as they can tolerate a wide range of water parameters, between 6.0 and 7.8. The bristles of Bristlenose Plecos 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 bristles can also be used as a defense mechanism if they are feeling threatened. They will puff their bristles out in an attempt to ward off potential attackers. The length of the bristles varies 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 animals. 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 some of the 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. A fun fact is that the bristlenose pleco actually has a distinct lifespan depending on its color pattern—the standard brown/black variety usually lives between 8-10 years, while the albino varieties usually live around 5-7 years. 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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