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Hi-fin pleco
Hi-fin pleco

Scientific Name: Pterygoplichthys gibbiceps

Origin: Peru

Family: Loricariidae

Other Names: Leopard pleco, Glyptoperichthys gibbiceps, Pseudacanthicus leopardus, Sailfin Pleco

Technical Info

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.


Compatible with

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.