This incredibly impressive-looking fish is one of the few members of the “pleco” group of catfish that will not exceed 4 to 5.9 inches in length, making it a perfect choice for home freshwater aquariums! We also have adults available for aquarists that are looking to start a breeding project!
The L144a Longfin Blue Eyed Lemon Bristlenose Pleco (Ancistrus sp. “Longfin Blue Eye Lemon”), also known as the Bushynose or Bushymouth Pleco, is a member of the Loricariidae family of South American suckermouth catfishes. While many suckermouth catfish species have yet to be bred on any major scale in aquariums, the Longfin Blue Eyed Lemon Bristlenose Pleco is being propagated by a few commercial breeders. Its facial area becomes adorned with many bristle-like appendages beginning in sub-adulthood. Both sexes grow the appendages, but the growth and length is much more pronounced in males. This longfin variety is exceptionally elegant and unique with the combination of its facial “bristles” and extra long fins, which give it a “dragon-like” appearance.