The Bristlenose Pleco
(Ancistrus sp.) also known as the Bushynose Pleco is a freshwater fish native to South America. They have a distinct appearance with short, bushy tentacles on their noses, which they use to help them find food. Bristlenose Plecos come in a variety of colors, ranging from black to brown to albino. They prefer a well-decorated aquarium with plenty of hiding spots and plants to graze on. Bristlenose Plecos are peaceful, hardy and easy to care for, making them popular in the aquarium hobby.
- SOLD SIZE: 3.5"-4.5"
- Origin: South America
- Max size: 4-6 inches (10-15 cm)
- Recommended tank size: 20-30 gallons for one pleco, with additional 10-20 gallons per additional pleco
- Water temperature: 72-82°F (22-28°C)
- Temperament: Peaceful
- Diet: Herbivorous, primarily algae and plant-based foods
- Life span: 5-7 years in captivity