Common Name: Bristlenose pleco, Bristlenose Catfish, Bushynose Catfish and the Brushmouth Pleco.

Species Name: Ancistrus temminckii

Max size: 12cm
Origin: South America.

pH Range: 5.5 - 7.5

Temperature: 25 - 27°C

Temperament with same species: Peaceful.

Temperament with other species: Peaceful.

Tank Level: All levels and surfaces.

Reproduce: Spawning.

Pleco's are considered to be omnivorous as they are not fussy eaters. Allthough they tend to lean more toward herbivor tendencies, eating things such as algae, wood, and other veggies. The Plecostomus will eat both scraps of food and algae from all of the tank surfaces. 

Be sure to include a log for both a place to hide as well as a source of food. Wood makes up a very important part of their diet as it aids in digestion. Pleco's nibble bits of wood to ingest but only when they need it. Providing a variety of different vegetables including peas, lettuce and zucchini is always a good idea. Algae Wafers, Spirulina Wafers, Blood Worms and Sinking Pellets will also provide a good source of nutrition for a Plecostomus.

Note: Too much protein can be harmful to the health of a pleco.

Sexing: Males tend to grow a lot faster than the females, and the bristles on their noses tend to be much larger in size.

Breeding: (Difficult) not usually possible except for farms, in the wild they require deep tunnels dug in the muddy river banks.

* Bristlenose Pleco * 60,000 KHR

SKU: 8819458800832
  • Species Details

    Common Name Bristlenose Pleco
    Scientific Name Ancistrus temminckii
    Origin South America
    Max Size 12cm
    Community Safe Yes
    pH Range

    5.5 - 7.5

    Diet Type Herbivore
    Min Tank Size Small - Medium
    Temperature Range 25 - 27˚C
    Care Level Moderate

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