Scientific Name: Pterygoplichthys gibbiceps
Other Names: Leopard pleco, Glyptoperichthys gibbiceps, Pseudacanthicus leopardus, Sailfin Pleco
Temperature: 24 - 28 ℃
pH: 6.8 - 7.3
GH: 8 - 12
Max size: 30 cm
Min Tank size: 250 Ltr
Position in Aqua: Bottom swimmer
Very peaceful fish, even to small fishes. You should keep this fish in a large aquarium with a lot of hiding places. The fish is only active during twilight. Then he is looking for algae. Plants are not damaged.
The fish mainly eats algae and leftovers from other fishes.
About breeding in the aquarium nothing is known.
Angelfish, Barbs, Discus, South American Cichlids, Plecos
The aquarist may want to obtain a group of 2-3 small individuals to enjoy this wonderful pleco.