Peppermint Bristlenose Catfish

  • Meet the Peppermint Bristlenose, a vibrant and charming freshwater fish.
  • Enjoy its unique peppermint-like pattern and peaceful nature in your aquarium.
  • Provide a comfortable environment with proper water quality and varied feeding options for their well-being.
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Introduction: Welcome to the world of Peppermint Bristlenose, a charming and distinctive freshwater fish that adds a touch of vibrancy to your aquarium.


Scientific Name: Scientifically known as Ancistrus sp. “Peppermint,” this species is loved for its unique peppermint-like pattern.


Water Quality: Maintain a comfortable environment with a temperature range of 72°F to 82°F and pH levels between 6.5 and 7.5. Provide moderate hardness (GH) and carbonate hardness (KH) levels.


Feeding: These omnivorous fish enjoy a varied diet of algae, sinking pellets, and occasional live or frozen foods.

Tank Mates: Peaceful and non-aggressive, Peppermint Bristlenose can cohabitate with most community fish, but avoid pairing them with aggressive tank mates.

Substrates and Tank Decorations: Create a natural setting with soft substrates and add driftwood, rocks, and caves to offer hiding spots.

Suitable Plants: Live plants like Java Moss and Anubias are ideal for their tank as they provide additional hiding spots and grazing surfaces.

Sexing: Males develop bristles on their noses, while females generally have smaller bristles or none at all.

Breeding: Breeding can be stimulated with regular water changes and the provision of hiding spots. Female Bristlenose lay adhesive eggs on various surfaces.

Maximum Size and Longevity: Peppermint Bristlenose typically grow up to 4-5 inches in length and can live for 5-7 years if well-cared for.

General Information: This variety of Bristlenose catfish is known for its distinct peppermint coloration, making it an attractive addition to any aquarium.

A Fun Fact: Peppermint Bristlenose is also called “Candy Striped Pleco” due to its striking peppermint-like stripes.


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