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Snowflake bristlenose - Baryancistrus niveatus

Snowflake bristlenose - Baryancistrus niveatus

Scientific name: Baryancistrus niveatus

Common name: Snowflake bristlenose

Family: Loricariidae

Usual size in fish tanks: 20 - 25 cm (7.87 - 9.84 inch)

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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.

Origin

South America; Snowflake bristlenose’s are found in the lower Amazonian River Basins of Brazil.

Sexing

There are no visible differences between the sexes.

Breeding

As of yet, there are no reported cases of Snowflake bristlenose breeding in the aquarium.

Lifespan

The expected life span for Baryancistrus niveatus is 8-12 years.

Short description

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.

Pictures

Bought by aqua-fish.net from jjphoto.dk.

Snowflake bristlenose, picture 1 Snowflake bristlenose, picture 2 Snowflake bristlenose, picture 3

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