Save on Dog Flea and Tick
Common Plecostomus

Common Plecostomus

Live Freshwater 2.99
Small 9991295 2.99 InStock Pets > Fish > Aquariums & Bowls 0
Medium 9991304 7.99 InStock Pets > Fish > Aquariums & Bowls 0
Large 9991306 17.99 OutOfStock Pets > Fish > Aquariums & Bowls 0
Extra Large 9991307 19.99 OutOfStock Pets > Fish > Aquariums & Bowls 0
Description In Stock Item Number Price Quantity
Email me when this item is available
Extra Large
Email me when this item is available
Scientific Name: Hypostomus plecostomus
Ease of Care: Easy
Approximate Arrival Size: Small 2 to 3 inches; Medium 3 to 5 inches; Large 5 to 6 inches; Extra Large 6 to 7 inches
Approximate Full Size: 12 to 24 inches
Native Region: South America
Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Omnivore

Capable of growing two feet in length, this fish has a brown body with darker brown markings. It is generally safe with most all fish, with the possible exception of large bodied, slow moving fish like Orandas and Discus. A member of the "sucker-mouth" catfish, the Common Pleco comes from South America and is usually kept in the home aquarium for its ability to eat algae. The specialized under slung mouth and tooth structure allows the Pleco to scrape algae off of almost any type of surface. This makes it an ideal fish for general algae control in the aquarium. They will also scavenge foods that hit the bottom and may learn to even eat floating foods. Larger Plecos may damage live plants by trying to eat any algae off of the leaves, and their weight breaks the stem of the leaf.

14 Day Guarantee
Our 14-Day Guarantee ensures all of the fish, plants, and invertebrates we sell are guaranteed to be delivered alive and remain alive for 14 days from the date of delivery. Read more.
Live Shipping Information
Live Orders placed before 11:30 AM ET ship same day. If an order is placed that contains Saltwater Items (Saltwater Fish, Corals, Live Rock, and/or Invertebrates) with Freshwater Fish/Live Aquarium Plants, Dry Goods, Frozen Foods, Reptiles, or Live Pond Plants, the order will be split into separate orders, and you will be charged separate shipping rates for each order. Read more.
$29.99 Shipping on saltwater fish, corals and invertebrates (next day air)
$19.99 Shipping on freshwater fish, plants, and invertebrates. (next day air)
$19.99 Shipping on pond plants. (next day air)
Free Shipping on live rock (2nd day air)
Upgraded shipping is available for an additional fee. Click for details.
PetSolutions Blog
We have created our Acclimation Guide in order to provide a guide for getting your fish, corals or plants settled into their new home. We strongly recommend you read the guide that applies to your order before unpacking your fish from the box. Read more.
Customer Reviews for Common Plecostomus
Do you own this product? Write a Review

Previously Viewed Items