Species group: Catfish
Other common names: Starlight Ancistrus; L183; Bushymouth Catfish; Spawning Bristlenose Plecostamus
Scientific name: Ancistrus dolichopterus
The Starlight Bristlenose Catfish is a species of armored catfish which inhabits streams and rivers in the Amazon River basin.
They get their name from the numerous bristles that males have on their noses.Ancistrus dolichopterus grows to a length of about 4.6 in. (11.6 cm) and has a pattern of light colored spots which covers its entire body.
In aquariums they are peaceful, bottom-dwelling residents who need adequate planting, wood and other hiding places.