Ancistrus cf. cirrhosus 'longfin super red'

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This South American Loricariidae is only to be found in the hobby and of unsure origin. There are couple of color forms and long finned variation of Ancistrus sp. in the hobby. This species is very productive and breeds easily.

Care tips

  • Strong water current
  • Highly oxygenated water preferred
  • Prefers lower temperatures
  • Thought to be an omnivore with emphasis on a plant-based diet
  • Avoid prolonged high protein diet
  • Peaceful but slightly territorial pleco
  • Provide bog-wood and hiding places
  • Provide fresh vegetables (blanch first)
  • Longfin variation might be more prone to diseases

Ancistrus cf. cirrhosus 'longfin super red' is also known by Ancistrus sp., Bristlenose catfish, Bristlenose pleco, Veiltail bristlenose, Super red bristlenose catfish and Longfin super red bristlenose pleco.

Below you can find the group of Longfin super red bristlenose and Super red bristlenose plecos that my father have kept. You might also be interested in the Ancistrus sp. 'longfin blue eye lemon' (false L144) and Ancistrus cf. cirrhosus articles.

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Photo gallery

This photo gallery contains images. Photos were taken between 2015 and 2017. Latest photos are always at the top. Click on each image for full-screen view.

Video gallery

This video gallery contains videos of my Longfin super red bristlenose pleco group. Latest videos are always at the top.

Longfin super red bristlenose pleco group

This video demonstrates several tanks with this species.

  • ~300 liter aquarium tank
  • ~550 liter aquarium tank
  • Video capture date 2015-2017