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Profiles Tropical Pleco

The largest species of catfish are the Plecostomus or as they are more commonly known – Pleco. Due to the huge range of different types of Pleco we wanted to give them their own category away from Catfish as some aquarists will only keep Pleco tropical fish.

Coming from all different parts of the world the Pleco is normally seen in most types of tropical fish tank and will generally be seen as a cleaner due to their natural feeding habit of scraping and eating algae from surfaces. Often Pleco tropical fish will help keep algae levels down on the glass too which means less cleaning for you!

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Common name: Royal Plecostomus, Royal Panaque, Royal Catfish, L190 Scientific name:   Panaque Nigrolineatus, Chaetostomus Nigrolineatus Average Adult Fish Size:...

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Common name: Bushy Nose Plecostomus, Bushy nose catfish, Bristlenose catfish, Bristlenose plec and Bushynose pleco. Scientific name: Ancistrus Temminckii, Ancistrus...