Calico Bristlenose Pleco


The Calico Bristlenose Pleco is an industrial algae eater as well as a brilliantly colorful addition to your aquarium

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The Calico Bristlenose Pleco is a Peaceful and Algae eating Machine!

  • Scientific Name: Ancistrus sp.
  • Common Name: Calico Bristlenose Pleco, Red Marbled Pleco
  • Geographic Origin: South America
  • Habitat: One of the best algae eaters you can get! Plus amazing red coloration!
  • Temperament: Peaceful
  • Maximum Size: 4″- 5″
  • Temperature: 71-86 degrees Fahrenheit
  • pH: 6.5 – 8.4
  • Water Hardness: Soft to Medium
  • Water Region: Bottom and anywhere it can find driftwood or algae.
  • How many?: They do well with almost any type of other fish and may be kept together in a large aquarium.
  • Diet: Algae and wood – We suggest sinking wafer foods such as NLS H20 Stable Wafers or sera Catfish Chips

The Calico Bristlenose Pleco that we sell is approximately 1″-2″ in length.  These guys are tank raised by a small fish farmer that we support!

Additional information

Weight .45 lbs
Dimensions 4 x 4 x 10 in