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Albino Bristlenose Catfish 3cm Ancistrus

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Albino Bristlenose Catfish 3cm Ancistrus
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Several different strains of the popular Bristlenose have been developed. The Albino strain develops a rich gold colour as it grows. Bristlenose plecostomus (Ancistrus genus) First imported into Australia over 35 years ago, through decades of breeding by enthusiastic aquarists, this group of fish now offers many varieties. The original fish were collected from the rivers of the Amazon region. They derive their name from the antler like whiskers on mature males. Mature females only have limited, or no whiskers. They are a great fish to have in most freshwater aquariums. Inclined to mind their own business and graze on algae, completely non aggressive. (Every tank should have one.) In fact they are the perfect algae eaters. If algae isn’t available they are happy to suck on some algae pellets, even flake food that reaches the bottom of the tank. They also love blanched spinach or steamed zucchini. They are not strictly vegetarian either. Beef heart is eagerly “sucked away”. If a tank mate should die, and remain unnoticed they will suck it down to bones. Many aquarists have found they will breed in their community tank. They will seek out a cave, or find somewhere to prepare a nesting surface under a rock or driftwood. They prefer a hard surface in a secluded place to lay their eggs. The male will guard the eggs. To avoid injury through fighting, it is important that each male has its own suitable “cave”. They are happy in most community tanks, even small to medium size chiclid community tanks. Their bony scales protect them from aggression by bigger tank mates. Mature specimens have a unique defence mechanism on the side of their heads. This is the final defence against being swallowed. They have a cluster of sharp spikes which they raise as a defence against becoming “dinner”. Beware, if you are moving these fish the spikes can become caught in your aquarium net. If this occurs, just stretch out the net until the fish is expelled into the tank. They will tolerate a wide range of temperatures but recommended temperature range of 23-27C is best, with a PH between 6.5 -8.0, and a hardness range of 80-150ppm, but no more than 250ppm A few rocks with suitable hiding places should be provided. Aquarium driftwood is perfect; some aquarists say it is essential. They can live over 10 years.
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Customer Reviews 9 item(s)

excellent experience
the 2 i ordered are super happy and dove straight in to the algae in the tank that had build up after removing the aggressive Chinese algae eaters i was recommend buying from a local fish store
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Review by cody / (Posted on 6/07/2018)
Love Them
I ordered 2 Albino Bristlenoses and they got here super fast and healthy, love them. Really excited to watch them grow.
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Review by Bec / (Posted on 7/09/2017)
Happy with fish
My first live fish order went wonderfully. Easy to order and a very healthy fish. Settled in great!
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Review by kathleen / (Posted on 30/08/2017)
Absolutely amazing. Arrived very fast and both bristlenoses were exactly what I was hoping for and they got to work searching for algae as soon as they got into my tank. Thank you so much will be getting more fish off you for sure
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Review by Ben / (Posted on 6/04/2016)
Received my new albino along with 3 Electric Yellows in less than 24 hours of them being shipped to Melbourne!

Absolutely stoked with him/her! Has been out and about constantly, sucking away at the glass right at the front of the tank.

Very happy with my order, crazy fast shipping and beautiful fish. My mum and auntie both want to order through Livefish now since I placed my order! I will continue to recommend to anyone and everyone!

Thank you :)
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Review by Ryan / (Posted on 6/08/2015)
Excellent fish and service
Arrived very well packaged. Didn't take long to perk up and start feeding
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Review by James / (Posted on 11/09/2014)
Love It
fish arrived happy and healthy and has been a great addition to my sons new fisk tank. He calls it cat haha. Extremely good price and great service thanks LiveFish!
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Review by stacey / (Posted on 18/08/2014)
Quick service
Order my fish on Sunday and had them alive and well by early Thursday morning. Very happy with the service and it was a really good price.
Thank you
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Review by Raychelle / (Posted on 1/03/2014)
Funny little fish. Lost it almost straight away as it buried itself in some stones.
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Review by Danielle / (Posted on 22/08/2013)