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Bristlenose plecostomus - this trade is for one but have 6 to sell. It seems 1 fish + 1 fish = lots of fish.

All over 6 months old, Healthy and disease free.

Range of sizes.

They eat spirulina tabs and suck the algae off the tank walls / rocks / plants. Love uprooting any plants you have - so choose tough plants, not soft plants like oxyweed unless you intend it to be pleco food.

Very easy care and tough.


Scientific Name : Ancistrus spp

Common Names : Bristlenose Pleco, Bushy Nose Pleco

Care Level : Easy

Size : generally up to 6 inches (15 cm)

Water Parameters : pH 6 - 8 | Temperature : 68°F - 77°F (20°C - 25°C) | Water Hardness : 2° to 20° dH

Lifespan : 3 to 4 years

Origin / Habitat : South America, Amazon River basin and tributaries

Temperament / Behavior : Peaceful but may be territorial with conspecifics. we have had no problems with them being okay with our cat fish.

Aquarium Size : Big - 50 litres plus as they do grow. you can start smaller but plecs can get quite large

Diet / Foods : Eats algae and will appreciate fresh veggies like cucumber and zucchinni. Sinking algae wafers are good to use too.

Tank Region : All over

Gender : Males may have more and longer bristles near the mouth than females.

Author : Mike FishLore

Photo Credit : sannse (wikimedia)
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  • Seller location: Christchurch City, Canterbury, NZ

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