The Blue Eye Lemon Pleco (L144) also known as the Bristlenose Plecostomus, comes from the rivers and tributaries of South America. It is mainly light tan or orange . The mouth area and nose are covered in short, whisker-like appendages, which are used for detecting food. There are also many color and fin variations available. A Bushy Nose Pleco makes a good addition to any community aquarium. Check out other plecos you can buy at michaelsfishroom.com here!
How to keep Pleco’s
Planted aquariums with hearty, fast-growing plants, high aeration, and water movement make for a healthy environment. Rocks and driftwood help to accent a natural habitat and provide hiding spaces to cut down on stress for the Bushy Nose Plecostomus. A recommended minimum tank of 10 gallons should be provided to house this fish, but some plecos can grow quite large (not this one, only about 4 inches) I like using at least one sponge filter as the pleco will like to “suck” on it.