X10 Florida Bristlenose Pleco Sm/Med 1" - 1 /2" Tank Cleaners! Free Shipping
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Common Names : Suckerfish, Suckermouth Catfish
Care Level : Easy to moderate
Size : Up to 18 inches (46 cm)
pH : 6.5 - 7.5
Temperature : 73°F - 82°F (23°C - 28°C)
Water Hardness : 5° to 19° dH,
Lifespan : 10 - 15 years
Origin / Habitat : South America
Temperament / Behavior : Generally peaceful, but plecos can be aggressive toward others of the same species.
Pleco Breeding : It can be very difficult to breed them in a home aquarium.
Aquarium Size : Recommended to keep them in aquariums that are in the hundreds of gallons. Due to their potential adult size this is one of those species better left in the wild or kept in ponds. For the aquarium there are other smaller pleco species that are available. Smaller species include the Bristlenose pleco, the Gold Nugget pleco, Zebra pleco and the Clown pleco (linked in similar species below).
Pleco Tank Mates : Many, given the mostly peaceful nature of this fish.
Pleco Fish Disease : Freshwater Fish Disease - Diagnose, Symptoms and Treatment
Pleco Diet / Foods : Herbivore, try to supplement their diet with algae wafers
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