Note: Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image
- Care Level - Beginner
- Water - 23-27°C, pH 6-7.5
- Feeding - Pellets, mostly veg & some meat
- Max Size - 9cm
- Lifespan - 5 years
- Shoal Size - 1
- Compatability - Peaceful. Known to fight amongst selves, will eat non free-swimming fry & eggs
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.