L349 Green Spot Momon Bristlenose Pleco


An attractively marked Ancistrus known from the Rio Momon in the Peruvian Amazon, the Green Spot Momon Bristlenose Pleco is easily distinguished by the namesake large greenish spots found across its entire body. Like most bristlenose plecos in the genus Ancistrus, they are hardy and adaptable in the aquarium in addition to being excellent nuisance algae eaters. Adult males develop extensive ‘tentacles’ around the snout which gives this complex its common name. The species is easy to breed in the aquarium when provided with good quality food and maintained in good water quality.



L349 Green Spot Bristlenose Pleco (Ancistrus sp. L349)

Origin: Wild Peru
Locale: Rio Momon
Diet: Algae grazer and omnivore. Should be offered a varied diet high in vegetable matter
Adult Size: 4.5″+
Recommended Tank Size: 30 gallons
Compatibility: Peaceful, but can be territorial towards other plecos or males of the same species

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.0 – 7.5
Temp:                     76-82F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm