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Silver Tip Bristlenose Pleco

$1499 CAD
SKU: 400000025988

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Silver Tip Bristlenose Pleco

Description

The Silver Tip Bristlenose Pleco, scientifically known as Ancistrus cirrhosus, belongs to the Loricariidae family within the catfish order. This fish type is categorized under the Bristlenose Pleco subcategory.

  1. Temperature: The Silver Tip Bristlenose Pleco thrives in a tropical freshwater environment with a temperature range of 75-82°F (24-28°C).

  2. Minimum Size Tank: To ensure the well-being of this species, a minimum tank size of 20 gallons is recommended.

Feeding Habits: The Silver Tip Bristlenose Pleco is primarily herbivorous, showing a preference for vegetable-based foods such as algae wafers and fresh vegetables. Supplementing their diet with high-quality sinking pellets enriched with spirulina is advisable.

Habitat Preference: These plecos are commonly found in South American river systems, favoring environments with moderate to fast water flow, ample hiding spots, and driftwood for grazing.

Water pH Level: They thrive in slightly acidic to neutral water conditions, with a pH range of 6.5-7.5.

Behavior: Silver Tip Bristlenose Plecos are known for their peaceful temperament. They are generally non-aggressive towards other fish, making them suitable for community tanks. These plecos are also territorial and may establish specific territories within the aquarium.

They are not schooling or shoaling fish, and they often prefer individual territories.

While not strictly solitary, they tend to establish their territories and may show territorial behavior, especially during breeding.

The Silver Tip Bristlenose Pleco is primarily nocturnal, displaying increased activity during the night and dusk.

These plecos are bottom dwellers, often exploring and foraging along the substrate for food.

Color: The Silver Tip Bristlenose Pleco exhibits a dark brown to black body coloration with a distinctive silver or white pattern on the tips of their bristles, which are prominent on their snouts.

In summary, the Silver Tip Bristlenose Pleco is a fascinating addition to a tropical freshwater aquarium, showcasing distinctive features and behaviors that make it a popular choice among aquarists.

Specifications

  • Category
    Plecos
  • Species Type
    Bristlenose Pleco
  • Water Temperature
    73°F to 82°F
  • Minimum Tank Size
    20 Gallons
  • Water pH Level
    Acidic, Neutral
  • Habitat Preference
    Planted Tanks, Driftwood, Hiding Spots
  • Behaviour
    Nocturnal, Community Fish, Bottom-Dwelling, Solitary

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Silver Tip Bristlenose Pleco

$1499 CAD

The Silver Tip Bristlenose Pleco, scientifically known as Ancistrus cirrhosus, belongs to the Loricariidae family within the catfish order. This fish type is categorized under the Bristlenose Pleco subcategory.

  1. Temperature: The Silver Tip Bristlenose Pleco thrives in a tropical freshwater environment with a temperature range of 75-82°F (24-28°C).

  2. Minimum Size Tank: To ensure the well-being of this species, a minimum tank size of 20 gallons is recommended.

Feeding Habits: The Silver Tip Bristlenose Pleco is primarily herbivorous, showing a preference for vegetable-based foods such as algae wafers and fresh vegetables. Supplementing their diet with high-quality sinking pellets enriched with spirulina is advisable.

Habitat Preference: These plecos are commonly found in South American river systems, favoring environments with moderate to fast water flow, ample hiding spots, and driftwood for grazing.

Water pH Level: They thrive in slightly acidic to neutral water conditions, with a pH range of 6.5-7.5.

Behavior: Silver Tip Bristlenose Plecos are known for their peaceful temperament. They are generally non-aggressive towards other fish, making them suitable for community tanks. These plecos are also territorial and may establish specific territories within the aquarium.

They are not schooling or shoaling fish, and they often prefer individual territories.

While not strictly solitary, they tend to establish their territories and may show territorial behavior, especially during breeding.

The Silver Tip Bristlenose Pleco is primarily nocturnal, displaying increased activity during the night and dusk.

These plecos are bottom dwellers, often exploring and foraging along the substrate for food.

Color: The Silver Tip Bristlenose Pleco exhibits a dark brown to black body coloration with a distinctive silver or white pattern on the tips of their bristles, which are prominent on their snouts.

In summary, the Silver Tip Bristlenose Pleco is a fascinating addition to a tropical freshwater aquarium, showcasing distinctive features and behaviors that make it a popular choice among aquarists.

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