View Full Version : Albino Bristlenose

01-12-2008, 01:40 PM
how rare are albino bristlenose and are they worth much

01-12-2008, 01:45 PM
I recently picked up 5 from a young fella who go's to the school I work at, they was between 2-3cm each and cost me $5 each, shop prices around here for same size is $15.

Have a look on www.petlink.com.au (http://www.petlink.com.au) you may pick up some cheaper stocking for the tank you are planning.

NOTE: the above link is Australian, so dont be disapointed others, even I, living in the country, miss some great deals on here, LOL.

Demi ^_^
01-12-2008, 01:49 PM
I have never heard of an albino bristlenose, but here's some information I found on some sites ^_^

Here's alot of pictures and information on care:


Another website:


And some info:

Common names: Bristlenose plecostomus, bristlenose catfish, brushmouth plecostomus, bushy nose(d) plecostomus
Scientific/Latin names: Ancistrus temminckii and related species
Maximum length: 5 to 8 inches (depends on exact species)
Colors: Mottled brown with variations of yellow and black depending on variety and species; yellowish color for albino bristlenose pleco
Temperature preference: 70 to 80 degrees F
pH preference: 6 to 7
Hardness preference: Medium
Salinity preference: Low to medium
Compatibility: Good except breeding males may fight each other
Life span: Unknown
Ease of keeping: Moderate
Ease of breeding: Moderate

Hope I've helped! :11:

01-12-2008, 01:58 PM
I will try to get some pics soon Demi, they are still only tiny, and I am a BAD photographer LOL.

01-12-2008, 11:27 PM
around my area they are really hard to find and you pay for them at the pet shops, $29 for a baby one...... i was really lucky that my bf was breeding them so i got 5 bubbys for nothing, i was cheering. now they are nearly breeding size i have 4 females and one male. so with any luck ill have bubbys of my own soon enough :laugh1blue:

01-13-2008, 02:30 AM
whats breeding size