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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-18-2012, 05:13 PM Thread Starter
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Albino Bristle nose pleco

I have just adopted an Albino Bristle nose pleco and He is living now in my 10 gal with driftwood and live plants/filter. He is small but will soon be moved to my 20 gal


What do I feed him ?

any tips?

The tank will be converted into a NPT soon which is why he isnt in there yet.

I have never kept any species of pleco before. He looks so cool

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The bristle/bushy nose plecos (Ancistrus sp.) are pretty neat fish-I have a breeding tank of the long fin albinos. Easy to care for and to spawn. (see pic in my album and 55gal NPT thread)

Good that you plan on moving it to a 20gal with real wood and plants....they need to rasp on wood to help with digestion.
I feed mine algae wafers daily and a shrimp wafer weekly-along with fresh blanched veggies....they love spinach, zucchini, green beans, sweet potatoes, cucumbers....I also keep wood outside in rain barrels to grow algae on that I will swap out every week or so-especially when I have a clutch of fry just coming out of the nest.
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So that's why he sucks on the driftwood all day! lol The wood is in my 10 gal, I bought it for him specifically but I'm planning on also getting a larger piece for the 20 gal.

He's starting to grow and he cleaned out my 10 gal of algae, SO FAST! but I started feeding him algae pellets and I have sinking shrimp pellets that I feed my corycats.

Cool ! I am glad to hear he will be alright. He is stuck to the driftwood as we speak !

I call it a he and yet I really don't know if it is a HE or a SHE, He has some spikes growing though, hopefully once he grows I will know better.

He was originally in an extremely overstocked 5 gal tank. I convinced the girl to give him to me , she decided she wanted another one, threw the other one in the tank and the fish all died.


UGH I feel like these people don't care at all!

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i love my albino bristlenose pleco too. so cute! how big is he/she so far?

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I want to say below 3 inches. I have a male Halfmoon betta in that tank and he isnt as big as my betta.

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I don't know why but my Halfmoon betta is BIG lol

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lol how cute xD my bn pleco is probably 2 inches. i call it a she because i haven't spotted any bristles.

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I think it's a He because there is a couple coming in on his head/nose. So I think it is a boy.

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cool :)

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So you can keep them in a 20G?

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