Additional Information: As with all plecostomus type fish, use a soft, fine mesh net to catch them. Their numerous spines and sharp fins will get stuck in an ordinary coarse net. Bogwood or driftwood in the aquarium is a requirement in order for this species to remain healthy. Bushy Nose are one of the very best plecostomus species for eating algae. A good current along with frequent partial water changes will go a long way toward keeping this pleco happy and healthy. This species is one of the few plecostomus that does not uproot or eat live plants. They are available in dark brown, beige, black, and albino coloration along with regular and long-finned varieties.