How big do pleco fish get?

Answer Pleco fish can grow to be 20 to 24 inches long. Plecos are readily available at pet stores, and young plecos are only 2 to 3 inches long. Because of this, many beginning aquarium owners don't reali... Read More »

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What do pleco fish eat?

The plecostomus or pleco fish, a bottom-feeder, subsists mostly on algae. Older domestic plecos consume less algae, so caretakers can supplement their diet by giving the fish algae wafers and shrim... Read More »

Common Pleco Fish?

The common pleco fish, or Hypostomus plecostomus, is an armored catfish native to South America and the Amazon basin, where it sometimes eaten. A large number of similar species are imported from L... Read More »

Can snails eat my pleco?

Snails do not eat pleco fish, or any fish at all. Instead, they stick to an herbivorous diet. That diet includes algae, fungi and other vegetation. When given access to them, snails also consume da... Read More »

What can I feed my pleco?

Freshwater catfish commonly referred to as plecos, come in a range of color patterns and sizes. Their diversity does not end with their looks; they are just as diverse when it comes to their diet. ... Read More »