Ancistrus Bristlenose Plecostomus - Long fin
Ancistrus temminckii - Ancistrus Bristlenose Plecostomus - Long fin, Tank Raised, Unsexed, 1.5 - 2".
Family: Loricariidae Species Type: Plecostomus
Maximum Size: 4-5 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 do a great 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.