Gold Spot Bristlenose Pleco (Ancistrus triradiatus)


One of the first of the bristlenose pleco species to become popular in the aquarium hobby, the Gold Spot or Three Ray Bristlenose is found in rocky, clear water streams along the upper Rio Meta in Colombia and Venezuela. 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.

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Gold Spot Bristlenose Pleco (Ancistrus triradiatus)

Origin: Wild Colombia
Locale: Rio Meta and tributaries outside Villavicencio
Diet: Algae grazer and omnivore. Should be offered a varied diet high in vegetable matter
Adult Size: 4″+
Recommended Tank Size: 30+ 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