The Longfin Calico Bristlenose Pleco (Ancistrus sp. “Longfin Calico”), also known as the Bushynose or Bushymouth Pleco, is a member of the Loricariidae family of South American suckermouth catfishes. While many suckermouth catfish species have yet to be bred on any major scale in aquariums, the Longfin Calico Bristlenose Pleco is being propogated by a few commercial breeders. Its facial area becomes adorned with many bristle-like appendages beginning in sub-adulthood. Both sexes grow the appendages, but the growth and length is much more pronounced in males. This longfin variety is exceptionally elegant and unique with the combination of its facial “bristles” and extra long fins, which give it a “dragon-like” appearance.