Yari Super Gold Bristlenose Pleco (Ancistrus sp.)


An attractively marked Ancistrus species known from the Yari in Colombia, the Yari Super Gold Bristlenose Pleco has an intricate reticulated or honeycomb pattern that becomes more vibrant with age. Adults of this species are similar to the pleco known in the hobby as Ancistrus sp. ‘wabenmuster’. 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. Species in this genus are generally easy to breed in the aquarium when provided with good quality food and maintained in good water quality.


Yari Super Gold Bristlenose Pleco (Ancistrus sp.)

Origin: Wild Colombia
Locale: Rio Yari (tributary of Rio Caqueta)
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