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Ancistrus cf. hoplogenys
Blue Seam Bushynose Pleco, Blue Fin Bushymouth Pleco

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Photo Credit: Matheus Almeida

Name: Ancistrus cf. hoplogenys
Size TankpHTemp
Origin: South America
12 cm 100 L 7.0 24C

Comment

I am a fan of plecos and I have a bunch of them. This is one of my favorites. They are sometimes sold under the common name silky pleco. They behave like a bristlenose. Mine is not shy at all, he goes wherever he pleases, mostly nibbling on root wood.

Contributed by Daniel Camann
Comment

The Peppermint Bristlenose (A. hoplogenys) is a very beautiful fish, it is jet black with white spots all over the body. I have one of these little guys, they don't grow as fast as the more common Ancistrus. These fish require a well oxygenated, mature aquarium. Bogwood and swordplants should be included in the decor. Breeding is difficult. The peppermint bristlenose demands a higher price than the more common Ancistrus sp.

Contributed by Elliott Long

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