Scientific Name: H.subviridis
Ease of Care: Easy
Approximate Arrival Size: 2 to 4 inches
Approximate Full Size: 10 inches
Native Region: South America
This fish is an omnivore, not an herbivore, so it is important to feed it a variety of foods including meaty foods and will do well in the home aquarium if offered frozen as well as dry. The pectoral fins of Plecostomus have small bristles and thickened first rays that can lead to issues with catching the fish via net. It is best when attempting to catch this fish to use a container of some type rather than netting which could possibly damage the fish.