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Bristlenose pleco


Family: Loricariidae
Species: Ancistrus temminckii
Common Name: Bristlenose Pleco
Size: 4-5 inches (10-13cm)
Habitat: SOUTH AMERICA: Saramacca, Suriname, and Maroni River basins.
Diet: Omnivorous, Primarily vegetable based foods, i.e. fresh veggies and algae wafers. Some incidental proteins taken as well, i.e. shrimp pellets, live blackworms, etc.
Behavior: Peaceful in community settings, although males bns can be territorial with each other.
Water: Temperature 72°F to 86°F (22°-30° C), ph 6.5 to 7.5, soft to medium water hardness.
Care: No special water considerations needed. Just good maintenance habits as needed with all fish.
Communities: Excellent.
Suitability: Good for all.

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