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Plecostomus For Sale

Plecostomus, or plecos, are well known algae eaters that originated in the rivers of the Amazon jungle in South America. Plecos attach themselves to hard surfaces with specially adapted mouthparts. They are scavengers and will eat almost anything! Great for beginner hobbyists in a community tank. Plecos spend most of their time on the bottom or sides of the aquarium and are most active at night.

Frequently Asked Questions

A well balanced diet, for a plecostomus, consists of algae wafers supplemented with zucchini or cucumbers once or twice a week. The raw vegetables should be anchored near the bottom of the aquarium, an algae clip is a good choice to achieve this!

Up to 12+ inches depending on the species.

Plecostomus are primarily nocturnal and best to feed prior to turning off the lights for the evening.