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11 most asked questions on bristlenose pleco

Bristlenose plecos are one of the smallest plecos and they are very famous among the hobbyist, due to its popularity every day there has been a search to know more about these unique looking fishes. In this post, we have picked up the 11 most frequently questions from a famous planted tank community forum and google search queries and have answered them

Brsitlenose pleco grows up to 5 Inches or 15 Centimeters

The ideal temperatures for keeping bristlenose plecos are between 70 to 80 Degree Fahrenheit or 20 to 27 degrees centigrade

Brislenose plecos lay up to 150 eggs and 80% of them hatch approximately

Depending on the size of the tank, you can decide on the number of bristlenose plecos that can be kept. 25 Gallon would be required for an adult pleco

Bristlenose plecos are non-aggressive in nature and they are great for community tanks

In wild brsitlenose plecos live up to 15 years and in captive, they can live between 4 to 5 years.

Yes, Bristlenose plecos need driftwood as they need a lot of hiding space.In wild they are so used to hiding behind roots

No, Bistlenose plecos are cold-water fishes and they can survive cold temperatures.

Even though bristlenose plecos are algae eaters, in my experience they don’t consume hair algae like any other algae

No, 10 gallons would not be suitable for bristlenose pleco, they would need a minimum of 25 Gallons.

In a 30 gallon tank, If they are semi adults between 1.5 to 2 inches, you can keep 2 of them but as they grow you will have to provide them more space.

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Mike worked at a famous pet store as a part-time employee and this experience has helped him write on the frequently asked questions on fishkeeping for FKI. Mike says the perfect way to end his weekend is to clean his 300 Gallon Central American cichlid tank and take a picture of the pristine tank every week. Mike has been contributing to FKI since May 2020

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