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Bristlenose Pleco Regular (Ancistrus Sp.) 1-1.25"

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Bristlenose plecos are omnivores eating both plant and animal protein.  They do not prey on live fish or shrimp.  They feed mainly on algae that grows on the aquarium walls, decorations, and from the leaves of plants.  They also feed on any dried or frozen foods that are offered.  They are an excellent addition to live planted tanks.  They will only eat aquarium plants if they are starving. They can grow up to 7 inches in size, however, 3 to 5 inches is more common.  Juvenile plecos often have striking markings.  This can change with tank conditions, mood and health.  More comfortable fish display the best overall look.   As the fish grow larger, the contrast fades.    Where are the bristles?  Only males grow the bushy noses and only upon maturity.  Female fish have smooth noses and are usually smaller than males.   Maturity can take up to a year. 

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