Also known as Ancistrus Triradiatus L-144, the Albino Bushynose Longfin is a Pleco fish species with flowing fins and an off-white body. It is a beautiful contrast to the muted darker colors of its bottom-dwelling catfish cousins. Aquarists keep them for their beautiful body pattern. The Bushynose Longfin grows to a maximum length of 4 inches with a lifespan of 7 years.
The fish obtained its name from its general appearance. Plecos are a species of catfish with sucker-shaped mouths, bony plates and spines instead of scales. The male Albino Longfin Bushynoses (and some females) will develop very distinctive, long tentacles on their faces.
The Bushynose Pleco or Common Bristlenose of the Albino sub-species is among the most popular Pleco species that hobbyists and aquarists keep in aquariums. The popularity of this aquarium fish is attributable to its peaceful nature, hardiness, and small adult size.
Although the species originated in Colombia, South America, this particular subspecies is pond-bred in captivity in Florida to sell to consumers, so it does not exist in the wild.
Sold as juveniles at 1.5 to 2 inches, plus the long tail, the fish grows and ages to a maximum size of 4 inches, and the veil fins lengthen and may curl. Therefore, you’ll need a large aquarium or tank size to accommodate your fish as it grows.
Aquarists keep the Longfin fish for its impressive long caudal and flowing pectoral fins. Just like other Plecos, the Bushynose Longfin thrives in aquariums. Some recommended tankmates include the Rummynose Tetra, the Electric Blue Acara, and the Kamaka Rainbowfish.
While this fish is generally peaceful, it can be aggressive and territorial towards other types of Plecos.
The Albino Bushynose Longfin thrives on algae and other live plants as an omnivore fish species. It feeds on vegetables, including frozen, live, and flake foods.
This omnivore and algae grazer feeds on most plants and veggies, reducing the cost of buying costly food for your fish. You can buy feed for your fish or prepare some from your kitchen.
What type of food can you feed an Albino Bushynose Longfin fish?
The Bushynose Longfin fishes are omnivores and feed on vegetable-based feeds, including live, frozen, and flake foods. They also eat algae.
What are other common names used to refer to the Bushynose Longfin?
Other synonymous names of the Albino Bushynose Longfin aquarium fishes include the Common Bristlenose.
Why do the Albino Bushynose Longfin fish undergo selective breeding?
The fish species have impressively long fins, explaining the need for selective breeding.
While this is a rare occurrence, it can and will happen from time to time. Fish are live animals and we cannot ensure that every one will arrive alive or remain alive.We do ask that if your fish arrives dead (DOA), submit a picture of the deceased fish that is in the bag within 2 hours of the delivery time of your fish. We will work quickly with you to resolve the problem.
We will offer replacement fish for any losses, but do not offer refunds at this time. We can replace fish butshipping costs is the responsibilityof the buyer.If you put the fish in your tank and it dies or is not acting properly, please contact us, with pictures,within 24 hours. We will again, do everything in our power to resolve the issue and ensure that you have a great experience with these fish.
Most Shipments will be 2-day unless otherwise noted. We shipfish on Mondays and Tuesdays only (excluding holidays) to ensure fish arrive before weekends. This allows us to completely prepare the fish for shipping andensure they are healthy prior to arriving at your door. All fish will be shipped with oxygenated water and specific additives in the water to ensurethey maintain their health and stability during shipment. Depending on the species of fish and current weather conditions, the fish may arrive with a heat pack or ice pack to maintain the optimal temperature which further ensures thehealth and safety of your fish. All costs of shipping (postage, packaging,heat/ice packs, etc.) are included in the Shipping fee. We ship to only thecontinental United States and are unable to ship to P.O. boxes, must bephysical address.
"The fish I received do not look like the fish in thepicture. Why is this?"
- We typically take photographs of one or two fish when we initially get them in. Since we have a large quantity of most of the various species of fish, it would be understandably impossible to provide a picture ofevery individual fish with a specific species. For some of our more rare orlarger fish, the picture listed may be the actual fish that you are receiving.If this is the case, it will be designated by ?WYSIWYG?, meaning ?what you see,is what you get?.
"What happens if my fish arrive dead?"
- While this is a rare occurrence, it can and willhappen from time to time. Fish are live animals and we cannot ensure that everyone will arrive alive or remain alive.We do ask that if your fisharrives dead (DOA), submit a picture of the deceased fish that is in the bag.We will work quickly with you to resolve the problem. We will offer replacement fish for any losses, but do not offer refunds at this time. We will reship any replacement fish at the buyer's expense.If you put the fish in your tank and it dies or is not acting properly, please contact us, with pictures, within 24 hours. We will again, do everything in our power to resolvethe issue and ensure that you have a great experience with these fish.
"What if I'm not home when the fish arrive?"
- We will always provide you with a tracking number. While the fish are packaged to survive about 72+ hours within the shipping containers, we do ask that you make arrangements to arrive home to inspect your fish as soon as possible after they are delivered to your home. Itis always suggested to provide an area for the delivery person to place the boxthat is out of direct sunlight or extreme temperatures.
"What do I do with my fish once I've unpacked them?"
- Like you would with any new fish, let the entire bag float in your tank for 15-30 minutes. This allows the temperature withinthe bag to adjust to the same as your tank and will reduce temperature shock onthe fish. After this time, you can add all of the fish and water that is in thebag into your tank. The products used within the water for shipping will notharm any existing fish within your tank and actually makes the transition foryour new fish a bit easier. After this, expect your new fish to take a few daysto become fully adjusted, this includes hiding, floating at the top, sinking tothe bottom, and not eating. After a few days, your new fish should be acting aswimming like they normally would. At this point, enjoy your aquarium!
"I want to return my new fish because x,y,z?"
- Unfortunately, we are unable to accept returns.We do recommend contacting us via email with yourorder number and as much information as possible. We will try to assist you inresolving whatever the issue may be.
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