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Remarks: Bushynose, or Bristlenose Plecos, belong to the genus Ancistrus. The common Bushynose Plecos you see available today are likely line-bred from A. cirrhosus. Males will develop long and elaborate tentacles on their faces, though females may develop bristles as well. They come in a variety of color forms. They are mostly non-aggressive, though they may fight for dominance over a specific cave with other Plecos.
Chocolate Bushynose are the closest to their wild-type coloration. They are brown with tan spots, and the body color varies with mood and age. They may have white tips at the end of their fins.
Scientific Name: Ancistrus sp.
Common Name: Chocolate Bushynose Pleco
Max Size: 5"
Region of Origin: South America
Captive Bred or Wild: Captive Bred or Wild Caught
Diet: Algae wafers, vegetables, occasional frozen foods
Compatibility: Plecos, catfish, schooling fish, livebearers, rainbowfish.
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