Fresh Water Fish Pet


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Fish Disease Tips: Remove any carbon in your fish tank filters before using medications because the carbon will remove medication that you add to your water.
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Quick StatisticsTemperament: Community
Family: Loricariidae
Native To: South America
Diet: Omnivore
Adult Size: Up to 24″
Temperature: 72° – 82°F
Care Level: Easy
Tank Size: 10+ gallons
Scientific Name: Hypostomus plecostomus
Environment: Freshwater

Plecostomus are well-known algae eaters. They can attach themselves to hard surfaces using specially adapted mouth parts. Primarily nocturnal, Plecos are scavengers and will eat almost anything, including live plants. Provide plenty of rocks, plants and driftwood.

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