Lemon Blue Eye Bristlenose

  • The Lemon Blue Eye Bristlenose (Ancistrus sp.) is a captivating freshwater fish originating from the Amazon River Basin.
  • With its striking appearance, including distinctive tentacle-like appendages around its nose, it adds charm to any aquarium.
  • Known for its algae-eating habits, peaceful nature, and compatibility with various tank mates, it is a popular choice among fish enthusiasts.
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Introduction: The Lemon Blue Eye Bristlenose (Ancistrus sp.) is a captivating and sought-after freshwater fish that originates from the Amazon River Basin. With its striking appearance and algae-eating habits, it makes a delightful addition to any aquarium.

Scientific Name: Ancistrus sp.

Water Quality:

  • Temperature: 72-82°F (22-28°C)
  • pH Level: 6.5-7.5
  • GH Level: 4-14 dGH
  • KH Level: 3-8 dKH

Feeding: The Lemon Blue Eye Bristlenose is an omnivorous species with a preference for algae and plant matter. Supplement its diet with high-quality sinking pellets, wafers, and occasional live or frozen foods.

Tank Mates:

  • Peaceful community fish like tetras, rasboras, and gouramis.
  • Avoid keeping with aggressive or large fish that may intimidate or harm the Bristlenose.

Substrates and Tank Decorations: Provide hiding spots and caves with smooth rocks or driftwood. A sandy or fine-grain substrate is ideal to avoid injuring the fish’s delicate barbels.

Suitable Plants: Live plants are beneficial for water quality and provide natural grazing opportunities for the Bristlenose. Consider Java Fern, Anubias, and Amazon Sword plants.

Sexing: Males typically have more prominent bristles on their head and a more muscular appearance.

Breeding: Breeding Bristlenose is achievable in well-maintained aquariums with hiding spots and slightly warmer water. Females lay adhesive eggs in caves, and males guard them until they hatch.

Maximum Size and Longevity: The Lemon Blue Eye Bristlenose can grow up to 4-5 inches (10-12 cm) in length and has a lifespan of 5-8 years with proper care.

General Information: The Bristlenose is renowned for its distinctive appearance, with fleshy tentacle-like appendages around its nose, which are more pronounced in males.

A Fun Fact: These adorable “beard-like” tentacles, also known as bristles, play a vital role in the Bristlenose’s communication, navigation, and sensing its surroundings.


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