Longfin Chocolate Bristlenose Pleco

  • $12.99

You will receive 1 juvenile unsexed longfin chocolate bristlenose plecos. Average length is about 1" to 2" We only ship Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.

Note: If you choose the 2 to 3 day priority if shipping goes beyond that the DOA policy is no longer honored.

In unfortunate case of any DOAs send picture with fish still in bag within an hour of delivery. We will refund up to full purchase amount minus the shipping costs. We can also ship out replacements if that is desired instead.

The bristlenose is a more appropriately sized pleco for captive life. Maxing out at around 4 or 5 inches, they are a more suitable fish for aquariums than Common Plecos. They can be easily identified by the tentacle-like sensory organs located on the face. Males and Females of this species can be differentiated by noting the placement of “bristles”. Females typically only have bristles around their mouths, while Males have more profound bristles that cover most of the facial area. The standard Bristlenose is typically black, but albino and orange fish are also available.

Bristlenose Plecos are non-violent fish, very suitable for community aquariums. Proper aquariums should include plenty of hardscape for the plecos to hide in. Be generous with driftwood and rocks, making sure to provide plenty of caves and places to take cover.​

Size: Max 5 inches

Minimum Tank Size: 40 gallons

Water Temperature: 72 - 86 ° F

pH: 6.0 - 7.0

Diet: Herbivore. Feeds on algae and plant matter in the wild. In captivity, zucchini, cucumber, veggie wafers, algae wafers, and good old live algae are usually fed.