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Bristlenose Pleco

Is It Bristlenose Pleco or Bristlenose Catfish???

Have Your Ever Wondered What the Difference Actually is Between a Bristlenose Pleco and a Bristlenose Catfish?

Well it’s simple really, Bristlenose Pleco is simply just another name for Bristlenose Catfish. Therefore if you’re familiar with searching¬† for information on the internet (as I’m sure you are) you’ve probably already noticed how many things are given different “common names” in different parts of the world.

So if you live in Australia you are more likely to attach the word “Catfish” to Bristlenose whilst if you’re from the USA, Canada or the UK you’ll probably use the common name Bristlenose Pleco instead.

Therefore if you’ve come here looking for information about Bristlenose Plecos then you have indeed come to the right place.

The Bristlenose Pleco is an extremely useful fish due to it’s efficiency as a very effective algae eater. They are also one of the few algae eaters that won’t slacken off over time and show a preference for other foods.

Baby Bristlenose Plecos

My Baby Bristlenose Plecos are just a few days out of their cave and have already gone to work cleaning the side of their Breeding Tank. The Bristlenose Pleco is just such a fantastic Algae Eater.

Bristlenose Plecos are also reasonably easy to breed as well. It’s because of this, plus the demand for them within the aquarium industry (due to the popularity of the Bristlenose Pleco) there is an opportunity for fish keepers to take up the hobby of breeding Bristlenose Plecos and actually turn their hobby into a profit making venture.

Having said that though, how successful you may actually become will definitely depend on how knowledgeable you become and how well you do your research. Quality information is the obvious answer, as things will go wrong when you leave your outcome to chance.

When I first went in search of information about the Bristlenose Pleco and in particular breeding them, I came across an eBook called Keeping and Breeding Bristlenose by Douglas Green.

Douglas is a long time Bristlenose breeder and a moderator on Therefore I thought it was quite rare to find someone who was so well qualified in a topic to actually go ahead and write an eBook about it. Normally some of these eBooks are just thrown together by someone just trying to make a fast buck, but not in this instance.

After I purchased it and read it I could tell Douglas was the real deal as the Bristlenose Pleco information was just first class. Therefore if you just want to keep Bristlenose Plecos I’d recommend it and if you want to Breed Bristlenose Plecos then I’d definitely suggest you get you hands on it.

It is very well written and the information is first class.

So go ahead and check out Douglas Green’s eBook on the Bristlenose Pleco, it’s guaranteed and I’m certain you’ll be more than pleased.

Click Here To Find Out More about the Bristlenose Pleco eBook.

4 Responses to Bristlenose Pleco

  • Chloe says:

    What do they like to eat. Cheers chloe

    • admin says:

      You can feed them Algae Wafers and blanched vegetables. Zucchini is popular plus I’ve fed mine carrots and they really like pumpkin as well.

  • lou randall says:

    my bristlenose catfish have had babys and im not sure why but some are white and some are dark is this normal or will the white ones darken with age, my cats are both dark.

  • When you say white, do you mean that they are albino or they are simply lighter?

    If they are Albino then this simply means that the parents both carry the albino gene. This gene is resessive so it will not show if the fish only has once copy of it however if both parents have a copy then by chance some of the fish will end up with two copies of the albino gene and end up being albino.

    if they are simply lighter then this can be explained by several things ranging from genetic issues through to different diet. Either way if they are just lighter than the others then they will even out.

    There is a detailed section on genetics in my book ‘Keeping and Bristlenose’. See the link near the top of the page.

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