X25 PLECOSTOMUS PLECO SM/MED 1" - 1 1/2" - LIPOSARCUS ANISITSI - **BULK BUY**
X25 PLECOSTOMUS PLECO SM/MED 1" - 1 1/2" - LIPOSARCUS ANISITSI - TANK CLEANERS!
This Package includes 25 Plecos
*Awesome Tank Cleaners*
*For huge tanks or even split this package with your friends.
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
Tank Region : Bottom and the sides of the glass.
Gender : There are no visible differences between the male and female.
The name "plecostomus" means "folded mouth" Pleco is a common name for fish from the familyLoricariidae but has extended to the family Hypostomus plecostomus known as a sucker fish
Many types of suckermouth armoured catfishes remain undescribed. As a result, they are given a common name and an L-number designation until a new scientific name is agreed upon.
They are extremely popular in aquariums for their ability to clean tanks by eating algae growth and dead fish.
Plecos are omnivorous, but in the wild feed nocturnally mostly on plant material. During the day, their unusual omega irises block a lot of light out of their eyes, but they are usually open at night. They can roll their eyes within their sockets, giving the appearance of winking. Plecos are usually skittish and quickly hide whenever they sense danger.
All three suckermouth catfishes (family Loricariidae) in Florida have rows of bony plates covering all but their belly area. Sailfin catfish are distinguished by worm-like pattern of dark markings on the head over a dark-golden background; pectoral fins stout with rough surfaces resembling course sandpaper; disc-like, protrusible mouth is under the head, and used like a suction cup to attach and feed on algae; females tend to be smaller, and fish larger than 18 inches probably males; lifeless and hollowed-out 'armored' bodies sometimes seen on canal and lake banks
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