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Long-finned Bristlenose Pleco

Long-Fin Bristlenose Pleco

Ancistrus sp

Native Location: Amazon

Climate: Tropical

Maximum Size: 15 CM

Temperament: Peaceful

Diet: omnivore

Breeding: Easy

Temperature Range: 22 – 25 ℃ (72 – 78 ℉)

Preferred pH Range: 6.0 – 8.0pH

Minimum Aquarium: 90cm x 30cm

Potential Tankmates: Danios, Rasboras, Corydoras & Dwarf Cichlids

Care Level: Easy

The Bristle nose Pleco is one of the best catfish for new fish keepers to add to their aquarium. They are hardy, enjoy a variety of aquarium settings and generally very peaceful. We should always aim to provide a steady environment for the best level of care. The above aquarium dimensions are a minimum recommendation. The bigger your aquarium, the better it will be for your pleco, especially if you decide to keep other fish in your aquarium.

Plenty cover should be provided for the Bristle nose pleco to hide. Bog wood or driftwood can be added which will allow a natural grazing or rasping behaviour to take place. While hunting for food, Bristle nose plecos will attach themselves to wood and remove the filament algae as it moves along the surface.

One of the things that make Bristle nose Plecos appealing to new fish keepers is their willingness to breed. It is not uncommon to have breeding Bristle nose plecos in a busy community aquarium and therefore not much effort or special accommodations are needed for success.

All our fish are quarantined on arrival for two weeks. During this time, they are treated for any possible diseases and given a complete health check to make sure they are healthy, happy, and eating well before being placed in our display aquariums, ready for sale.

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Shannon Taylor
Golden

We got a golden long finned bristlenose to add to my small tank, can't wait to get some more of these guys! They are so beautiful to watch

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Dylan Taaffe

The bristle nose was the wrong colour . Good little sucker though

Hi Dylan, really sorry to see that you got the wrong colour BN. If you would like to send us an email, we will get the issue rectified for you.

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Glenn Turner
Pleco

Little guy has settled in well, good great advice and all the fish look so good