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Red Bristlenose Pleco

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Red Bristlenose Pleco

Red Bristlenose Pleco belongs is a color variant of a bushynose pleco. It belongs the the family Loricariide. It is widely found in tropical South America. This pleco is similar in appearance to an albino bushy nose pleco but its coloration is more attractive. It's body color ranges from light yellow to slightly reddish.

Care Guide for Red Bristlenose Pleco

It is peaceful towards other tankmates, but males may be more territorial or aggressive toward other male plecos. This fish will eat just about everything, including frozen foods, algae and other plant-like material but, generally, will not harm healthy aquarium plants. It is not a finicky eater and will readily accept commercially prepared flakes or algae wafers. You can supplement its diet with slices of potatoes, cucumber, zucchini, or lettuce leaves by placing them on the bottom of the aquarium.

Max Size:   4 - 6 inches
Water:   73 - 82 F; pH 6.5 - 8.0
Difficulty:   Easy
Living Zone:   Bottom
Temperament:   Peaceful

Plecos do not require large aquariums but will appreciate shelter/hiding places such as caves, driftwood, or rocks. Water chemistry is not critical and the fish will adapt to a wide range of water conditions. Sexing is fairly easy as the males develop bristlelike projections on the head. When breeding, the female will lay eggs in a cave, between roots or bogwood, and they, as well as the fry, are guarded by the male.

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