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(L183) Starlight Bristlenose Pleco, also known as the White Seam Bristlenose Pleco, is a member of the Loricariidae family of South American suckermouth catfishes. While many suckermouth catfish species have yet to be bred on any major scale in aquariums, the Starlight Bristlenose Pleco is being propogated by a few commercial breeders. Its facial area becomes adorned with many bristle-like appendages beginning in sub-adulthood. This species is distinctly different than the many other more common bristlenose species, most of which are part of the Ancistrus cf. cirrhosus superspecies. The Starlight Bristlenose Pleco has an overall black body that is covered in bright spots and it also has a noticeable white seam on its dorsal fin and tail.
|White Seam Bristlenose Pleco
|10 - 15 cm
|5 - 7
|26°C - 30°C
|8 - 10 years
Generally solitary, but will socialize somewhat, especially during breeding.
|Both sexes grow the appendages, but the growth and length is much more pronounced in males.
Reference: aquticarts.com | aquarium source.com
HOW TO SAFELY ADD FISH TO TANK
1. Set live stock aside with transportation bag in room temperature place for 30 minutes.
2. Then transfer bag to float in aquarium for another 30 minutes
3. Use a fish net to transfer the live stock by scooping it from the bag into the tank.
NOTE: Do not release live stocks together with the transportation water into tank.