Ancistrus Bristlenose Plecostomus
Ancistrus temminckii - Ancistrus Bristlenose Plecostomus, Tank Raised, Unsexed
Species Type: Plecostomus
Maximum Size: 5 inches
Life Span: 20 years
Habitat: South American rivers and streams
Great community fish - goes well with nearly all African Cichlids. There are dozens of Ancistrus species - Bristlenose’s do a good job on attached algae and don't get very large. They are much more active algae eaters than common plecos.
The bristlenose looks like most plecos in general shape except for its bristles. These fleshy appendages stick out around the lips and head of bristelnose plecos. The “bristles” or “brushes” grow as the fish grows. Males have many more adornments than females.