Bristlenose Pleco (Loricariidae) (Hypostominae) 2-4 inch
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.
One of the main reasons this fish is so common in home aquariums, is because of its useful ability to keep algae down.
The Bristlenose Pleco is known as a number of different names including; Bristlenose Catfish, Bushynose Catfish, Common Bristlenose Catfish and the Brushmouth Pleco.
Before you read on about how to care for Bristlenose Plecos, take a quick look at this overview to help determine whether this species is right for you.
|Color Form:||Brown, Black, Grey, Albino|
|Size:||Up to 5″|
|Minimum Tank Size:||25 Gallons|
|Tank Set-Up:||Plenty of Caves and Hiding Spaces|