The Bristlenose Pleco (Ancistrus sp.) is one of the most common aquarium Plecos.
People tend to choose the Bristlenose over the Common Pleco because of their smaller size and they are easier to keep.
One of the main reasons this fish is so common in home aquariums, is because of its useful ability to keep algae down.
Gold Spot Bristlenose Pleco (Ancistrus triradiatus)
Origin: Wild Colombia
Locale: Rio Meta and tributaries outside Villavicencio
Diet: Algae grazer and omnivore. Should be offered a varied diet high in vegetable matter
Adult Size: 4″
Recommended Tank Size: 30 gallons
Compatibility: Peaceful, but can be territorial towards other plecos