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Hypostomus plecostomus, the the suckermouth catfish or the common Pleco, is a tropical fish belonging to the armored catfish family (Loricariidae), named for the armor-like longitudinal rows of scutes that cover the upper parts of the head and body (the lower surface of head and abdomen is naked).
popular among aquarists because it is a dutiful algae-eater. Can usually be spotted hiding from the light or hanging on from the glass or decor.
|Scientific Name:||Hypostomus plecostomus|
|Minimum Tank Size:||75 G|
|Water Conditions:||69.8-78.8°F, pH 6.0 - 7.5
|Color Form:||Dark body coloration with a reticulated pattern|
|Diet:||algae, bogwood, algae wafers, various vegetables|
|Origin:||Amazon River, Brazil|
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