Fish Species

Bushy Nose Pleco

Bushy Nose Pleco - Description

The Bushy Nose Pleco is a really useful addition to a community freshwater tropical tank. They are bottom dwellers and spend their time eating algae from the sides and bottom of the tank.

In Malaysia, the pleco is known as 'ikan bandaraya' which translates to 'municipal fish' due to the way they can clean fish tanks.

Profile of the Bushy Nose Pleco

This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Bushy Nose Pleco species.

  • Size: Up to 15cm

  • Fish Tank conditions: Temp: 22 to 29 Degrees. PH 5.5 to 8.0

  • Diet / Feeding: Algae, Flaked Food and Vegetables

  • Temperament: Good Community Fish

  • Habitat: Caves and hollows on the river bed

  • Behaviour: Generally peaceful, males can be territorial

  • Range: Amazon River, South America

Scientific Classification of the Bushy Nose Pleco

Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species: Ancistrus

  • Popular Name: Bushy Nose Pleco

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Siluriformes

  • Family: Loricariidae


Aquarium Fish Index

Facts about Fish Species - Bushy Nose Pleco

The colours, shapes and sizes of individual fishes varies enormously - you really need excellent quality pictures or photographs to assist in the identification process.


A combination of the number of fins and their characteristics, color, scale counts, general features, maximum length and distribution are used during a species identification process.

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