Janitor Fish (Hypostomus plecostomus)

  

Plecostomus

Common Pleco


Physical
Size:51.9 cm (20.43 in.)     Stocking Density Calculator
Color Variations:Albino
Compatability:Community
Minimum Tank Size:45 Gallons (170.1 Liters)
Ease of Keeping:2-3

Water Conditions
Type:Freshwater
Temperature:76.9° F (24.9° C)
pH:7.1
General Hardness (GH):12.8

Living
Food Preference:Herbivore.
Nocturnal. Feed at night.
Should be fed dry spirulina or algae tablets.
Should also be given pieces of cucumber, squash, or other similar vegetable without the seeds.
Wood is also necessary for a proper diet as well as camouflage.
May also eat worms and small crustaceans.
Swimming Level:Bottom
Schooling:No
Minimum School Size:1
Distribution:Fast moving water at river mouths
Tropical Central America
Costa Rica
Panama
South America
Venezuela
Trinidad
Guiana
South eatern and southern Brazil
Uruguay
Rio de la Plata

Breeding
Ease of Breeding:7-8
Sexing:Not possible without dissection.
Spawning Type:Egg layer.
Cave spawner.
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Sources:http://www.wikipedia.com
http://www.aquahobby.com
http://filaman.ifm-geomar.de
http://nis.gsmfc.org
http://www.aquariacentral.com
http://www.mongabay.com/
http://www.fishindex.com/
http://www.planetcatfish.com
http://www.fishlore.com
http://www.fishbase.org
http://www.fishpondinfo.com

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Janitor Fish (Hypostomus plecostomus)
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