Bristlenose Plecos are known for their hardiness and adaptability, and are a popular choice among aquarium enthusiasts. They are bottom-dwelling fish that require a well-aerated aquarium with plenty of hiding places, such as caves, driftwood, or rock formations. They are peaceful and can be kept with other non-aggressive fish, but may become territorial towards other Bristlenose Plecos or similar species.
In terms of diet, Bristlenose Plecos are primarily herbivores, and will consume a variety of algae, vegetables, and sinking pellets. It is important to provide them with a varied diet to ensure that they receive all the nutrients they need. They are relatively low-maintenance fish and can thrive in a range of water conditions, but prefer slightly acidic to neutral water with a pH between 6.5 and 7.5.