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Peppermint Bristlenose 4.5cm

Peppermint Bristlenose 4.5cm


Peppermint Bristlenose 4.5cm

4 in stock

4 in stock



Common name: Peppermint Bristlenose

Latin name: Ancistrus hoplogenys

Maximum size: 12-15cm

Water chemistry: pH: 6.0-7.5; Hardness: soft to slightly hard (dH: 5-12); Temperature: 20-27 C

Origin: Widespread throughout the Amazon basin (rivers and floodplains).

Diet: Bristlenose are vegetarian to omnivorous and require vegetable matter in their diet. Sinking tablets, wafers or pellets containing Spirulina or similar are ideal. Will thrive on any good quality pellet and flake food such as New Life Spectrum Algae wafers.

Prefers a planted aquarium and driftwood to hide under, fine grained smooth substrate. They generally inhabit areas of fast flowing water where they graze on algae. If algae is not available they are happy to suck on some algae pellets, even flake food that reaches the bottom of the tank. As a special treat you can also feed them blanched spinach or short steamed zucchini.

Additional information

Weight 20 kg


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