L519 Honeycomb Bristlenose Pleco (Ancistrus sp. L519 Rio Itenez)


The L519 Honeycomb Bristlenose Pleco or L519 Rio Itenez Bristlenose Pleco, recently discovered in 2019, is considered a rare species of Ancistrus in the hobby. Native to the Río Iténez of Bolivia, they like slightly acidic/soft water and feed on vegetable matter. Their small size (maxing out around 3.5″) along with ornate honeycomb pattern has resulted in them being extremely sought after by aquarists.


L519 Honeycomb Bristlenose Pleco (Ancistrus sp. L519 Rio Itenez)

Origin: Tank Raised US
Diet: Algae grazer and omnivore, should be offered a varied diet high in vegetable matter
Adult Size: 3.5″
Recommended Tank Size: 20 gallons+
Compatibility: Peaceful, but can be territorial towards other plecos

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.5 – 7.5
Temp:                     76-82F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm


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