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The Bristlenose Pleco (Ancistrus sp.) is one of the most common aquarium Plecos.People tend to choose the Bristlenose over the Common Pleco because of their smaller size and they are easier to keep. The Bristlenose Pleco is a master of disguise, and also a great tank cleaner.


The Bristlenose Pleco. One of the most popular species of Pleco fish you will find in home aquariums all over the globe. Also known as the Bushy nose Pleco, these easy to care for tropical freshwater fish are perfect for beginner aquarists, and advanced aquarists alike.


Bristlenose Plecos are herbivores, eating mainly algae, so feeding algae or spirulina wafers are best for feeding once or twice daily. Granules, flakes, or bloodworms are also good, while the occasional zucchini slices and blanched romaine lettuce or spinach are good treats.


Description: The bristlenose pleco, Ancistrus temminckii and related species, is a wonderful fish to have. They come from South America. There are dozens of Ancistrus species. Like many plecos, they love to eat algae. I have read that some aquarists say that bristlenose plecos are the best “cure” for algae problems.


Breeders of fine Bristlenose Plecostomus. Domestically raised, no imports. Tropical Fish, Catfish, Algae eater, Aquarium fish, Amazon River fish, Aquarium Cleaner


Furthermore, the Bristlenose catfish is one of the easiest fish to care for and is almost admirable in its ability to withstand conditions and events that would harm many other breeds. It is this resilience that makes the Bristlenose Plecostomus the ideal starter fish and the perfect alternative to the common to the point of boring goldfish.


The Bristlenose Pleco is without a doubt one of, if not the most, popular Plecos fish among home aquarists all across the globe. They hail from the large river basins located in the Amazon forest around South America and are usually commonly referred to as the suckerfish or the Bushy-nose plecos.


Ancistrus is a genus of nocturnal freshwater fish in the family Loricariidae of order Siluriformes, native to freshwater habitats in South America and Panama.Fish of this genus are common in the aquarium trade where known as bushynose or bristlenose catfish.Sometimes, they are called bushynose or bristlenose plecos instead, but this may lead to confusion as "pleco" usually is used for .....


The Albino Gold Bushy Nose Plecostomus, also known as the Yellow-Ancistrus, comes from the Amazon Basin of South America. The Albino Long Fin Plecostomus comes from the rivers and tributaries of Paraguay. They are pale in coloration with very long flowing fins. Like other albino fish, these plecos have the signature red eyes.


Whilst lots of beginner fish keepers think that the common Pleco refers to the Loricariidae family it actually refers to a specific member of the family; the Hypostomus plecostomus. The common Pleco is the most popular freshwater catfish amongst fish keeping enthusiasts and is a type of armored catfish.