How big do sucker fish get?

Answer There are more than a dozen species of sucker fish across the country, most of which normally weigh between 1 and 2 lbs. and measure 12 to 20 inches. Bigmouth buffalo and smallmouth buffalo are mem... Read More »

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Are sucker fish compatible with parrot fish?

Sucker fish, also called plecostomus catfish, are not compatible with parrot fish. Plecostomus catfish need to live in fresh water, while parrot fish need to live in salt water. Plecostumus would i... Read More »

Do sucker fish eat the carcass of dead fish?

Suckerfish or plecostomus fish, also known as “plecos,” do eat the carcasses of dead fish. The plecostomus may attack sick fish, depending on the temperament of the individual pleco. However, t... Read More »

How big can a sucker fish get?

Suckers are freshwater fish that inhabit streams and rivers, with some growing to lengths of around 2 feet. The White Sucker (Catostomus commersoni) can be 24 inches in length and weigh 5 lbs., whi... Read More »

Do people eat sucker fish?

Sucker fish are often avoided by fishermen and fish eaters because they have many more bones than common fish and therefore making a boneless fillet is impossible. They are very tasty, however, an... Read More »