Common Pleco

Common Pleco

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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. 

 

QUICK FACTS:

Scientific Name: Hypostomus plecostomus
Minimum Tank Size: 75 G
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Peaceful
Water Conditions: 69.8-78.8°F, pH 6.0 - 7.5
Max. Size: 20"
Color Form: Dark body coloration with a reticulated pattern
Diet: algae, bogwood, algae wafers, various vegetables
Origin: Amazon River, Brazil
Family: Loricariidae

 

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