View Full Version : Is a Bristlenose a pleco?

07-03-2006, 01:01 PM
Well anyway how many Bristlenose Cats could i keep in a 50GAL with a foot long foot deep bottom

07-03-2006, 06:57 PM
A lot ;-)
If you feed them.

07-03-2006, 06:59 PM
Wicked ill buy a couple

07-07-2006, 02:09 AM
Make sure you provide hiding spots. Wood & hollow logs are preferred. Feed fresh raw veges with zuccini & cucumber being favorites. Easily breedable & sexable sp. & very rewarding. Congrats on your decision. No doubt you will be pleased.

07-07-2006, 02:10 AM
I forgot to add - Bristlenose are plecos. They are Ancistrus sp.

09-22-2006, 04:46 AM
Ooh, what a beautiful pleco. They call it a starlight bristlenose pleco.

(I got the photo from timstropicals.com)


they say it reaches 5 inches, but difficult to breed.

oops. I forgot to add the scientific name. Ancistrus dolichopterus

09-22-2006, 03:58 PM
There are a lot of bristlenosed plecos. It normally revers to Ancistrus dolichopterus but is sometimes used for just about any Ancistrus species. the picture above is not a common Ancistrus dolichopterus (atleast no type i ever seen) an dis likely another Ancistrus species all together since Ancistrus dolichopterus is very easy to breed.

10-11-2006, 04:27 PM
Tip for giving the zuccini, boil it first then it will sink

10-12-2006, 01:55 AM
I have 2 albino bristlenose (well, actually, 1 is hubby's) and love em both. If it wasn't for the rescue plec I have in my 64 gal I would have another one! I have heard that bristlenose can be territorial on their bottom dwelling space so make sure you have room for everyone to "own" and I imagine you could have quite a crew! Try to get pics for us please.

01-11-2007, 08:20 PM

another tip to get the zuchini to sink. get a stainless steel baby spoon or fork. stick it in the zuchini and it will sink.

no muss no fuss.