Snowflake bristlenose - Baryancistrus niveatus
Scientific name: Baryancistrus niveatus
Common name: Snowflake bristlenose
Usual size in fish tanks: 20 - 25 cm (7.87 - 9.84 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6.2 - 7.5
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 4 - 16°N (71.43 - 285.71ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 23 - 27 °C (73.4 - 80.6°F)
The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning
Where the species comes from: South America
Temperament to its own species: aggressive/territorial
Temperament toward other fish species: peaceful
Usual place in the tank: Bottom levels
Food and feeding
Supply plenty of vegetable matter in their diet. Use quality pellets or algae wafers along with treats of blood worms and brine shrimp. The addition of zucchini or cucumber will be readily accepted.
South America; Snowflake bristlenose’s are found in the lower Amazonian River Basins of Brazil.
There are no visible differences between the sexes.
As of yet, there are no reported cases of Snowflake bristlenose breeding in the aquarium.
The expected life span for Baryancistrus niveatus is 8-12 years.
Provide plenty of hiding places for Baryancistrus niveatus. As juveniles, they can be kept as a group but as they mature, there should only be one male in the tank as they will become territorial. They require bogwood in the tank as they will gnaw on this to aid their digestion.
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