The Blue-Eyed Lemon Bristlenose Pleco, also known as the Blue Eye Lemon Bushy Nose Pleco, is a member of the Loricariidae family of South American suckermouth catfishes. While many suckermouth catfish species have yet to be bred on any major scale in aquariums, the Bristlenose pleco is one of the most easily and often-bred “pleco” species in the aquarium hobby. This fish is immediately distinguishable by its highly variable brown and tan marbled pattern, as well as the growth of many bristle-like appendages on its facial area beginning in sub-adulthood.
A generally peaceful and hardy species, the Blue Eyed Lemon Bristlenose Pleco is an excellent, undemanding candidate for most aquariums. Unlike the widely-seen Common Pleco (Hypostomus plecostomus) and Trinidad Pleco (Hypostomus punctatus), which easily reach a monstrous size of 18 to 20+ inches, the Bristlenose Pleco grows to a size of only 4 to 5 inches (10 to 13 cm). This smaller size makes for a much more manageable (and less messy) pleco that can thrive permanently in a well-maintained aquarium as small as 30 to 40 gallons.
RECOMMENDED TANK PARAMETERS:
Temperature: 72° - 86° F (22° - 30° C)
pH: 6.5 - 7.5
KH: 6 - 10 dKH
Minimum tank size: 30 gallons
Diet: Omnivore, but meatier foods should only be fed sparingly (once a week or less).
Social behaviour: Generally solitary, but will socialize somewhat, especially during breeding.
Origin: Tank-bred, but indigenous to South America.
Average adult size: 4 - 5 inches (10 - 13 cm)
Average purchase size: Juveniles: 1 - 1.5 inches (2.5 - 3.8 cm), Adults: 2.5 - 4.7 inches (8 - 12 cm)
Selling Size : ~ 3+ cm
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