Starlight Bristlenose Pleco



Other Starlight Bristlenose Pleco Names: Starlight Bristlenose Pleco, L182

Starlight Bristlenose Pleco Scientific Name: Ancistrus sp. l182

Starlight Bristlenose Pleco (Ancistrus sp. l182))

Temperature Range: 72°F-80°F
72°-80°
pH Range: 6-7.6
6-7.6
Hardness Range: 5-15°
5-15°


Family: Loricariidae

Species Type: Plecostomus

Starlight Bristlenose Pleco Adult Size: 6.5 inches (cm)

Starlight Bristlenose Pleco Life Expectancy: 14 years

Starlight Bristlenose Pleco Habitat: South American Rivers

Starlight Bristlenose Pleco Minimum Tank Size: 40 gallons

Starlight Bristlenose Pleco Temperament: Peaceful and timid.

Starlight Bristlenose Pleco Diet & Nutrition: Herbivorous - Does well eating algae but also enjoys fresh green vegetables such as spinach, zucchini, romaine lettuce or cucumber slices.

Starlight Bristlenose Pleco Description: Provide an aquarium of at least 40 gallons for this species. The tank should be furnished with enough rocks, driftwood, and plants to provide adequate hiding places. Driftwood, although not mandatory, is highly recommended as this species is a blackwater fish, and thus requires soft, tannic filled water. Substrate is not important. Although this is a hardy species, it produces a lot of waste and good water quality should always be maintained.

Tank Mate Compatibility: Barbs, Tetras, Firemouth Meekis, Discus

Starlight Bristlenose Pleco Breeding & Spawning: Breeding is difficult, but can be achieved with blackwater water conditions, which are very soft, acidic water created by decaying vegetation. In the wild these water conditions produces very dark yet clear water.

Determining Starlight Bristlenose Pleco Sex: Males retain a substantially bushier set of rostral cutaneous processes, coinciding with the usual procedure in which to sex the genus. In fishes of similar age, females tend to be smaller, but relative size is by no means a precise way to determine gender.

Aquarium Region: Bottom

Starlight Bristlenose Pleco Diseases: None specific to species.



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