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There are alternatives to the Common Pleco, however, that can be kept in smaller tanks and live peacefully with community fish. The Bristlenose Pleco or the Clown pleco are both great options for community tanks. The Bristlenose grows to about 4” and the Clown pleco tops out around 3.5”. Both species require driftwood to be healthy, along with some hiding spots. They are nocturnal and greatly benefit from shady hiding areas. The Bristlenose is commonly available in brown and but can be found in gold and albino. Both plecos are great conversation starters. With their thick plates, they look like superheroes in custom armor.

weird little fish - but nice in the tank How to Care for Albino Bristlenose plecostomus, Ancistrus, with pictures

Albino Bristlenose plecos spawn just like normal Bristlenose plecos. The male fish cares for the eggs by guarding them and fanning fresh water over them. The eggs normally hatch after five days. When fry have consumed their yolk sacs, start feeding them blanched lettuce. Larger fry can be given newly hatched brine shrimp and algae wafers.

Albino Gold Bushy Nose Pleco | Tropical Fish Keeping

weird little fish - but nice in the tank How to Care for Albino Bristlenose plecostomus, Ancistrus, with pictures This group of our Chocolate Albino Pleco algae eating fish are medium in size, ranging from 2.5 to 3 inches. This fish species originated in South America and are classified as herbivores. You can supplement their diet with algae wafers. For appearance, there is no visible difference between the male and the female. This fish has a very peaceful demeanor and will sleep during the day or when the aquarium light is on.

Albino Bushynose Pleco Algae Fish Ancistrus spp

Our large 4-5 inch Chocolate Albino Plecos are very rare in the hobby of collecting fish. These fish are farm-raised in the United States and require care rated from easy to moderate. This fish will grow from 12-18 inches in a large aquarium.

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The Albino Bristlenose Pleco is a fish that is arguably an intriguing fish for the planted aquarium. I currently have an Albino Bristlenose Pleco in my 40 gallon planted tank and must say that it has become my favorite fish. Despite its size and appearance, it exhibits a peaceful nature and is quite animated in behaviour. I was so intrigued by the Albino Bristlenose Pleco I chose this Pleco to focus my next article on. The information in this article is not new and is gleaned from various sources off the internet. I have also added some information based on my experience. The main purpose of this article is to provide information about the Albino Bristenose Pleco that individuals would find helpful in caring for this fish. Those considering purchasing this fish may also benefit from this information.