Colombian Snowball Plecostomus
Scientific Name: Hypancistrus sp.
Origin: South America
- Care Level: Easy
- Temperament: Peaceful
- Lifespan: 10-15 years
- Water Conditions: 78.8-86°F, pH 6.5-7.5
- Maximum Size: 4.7"
- Diet: Omnivore
- Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons
The Colombian Snowball Plecostomus ranges from tan to dark brown to black in color and covered in a multitude of whitish yellow spots, giving them their common name. They may appear more mottled when stressed.
A peaceful community fish, they can have many different tankmates. They require an aquarium with plenty of driftwood to hide in. They will also appreciate rocks, live plants and a strong filter that will create a current.
They should be fed a variety of foods including bottom feeder wafers, algae wafers, and omnivorous pellets and high quality flake food.