What can I feed my pleco?

Answer 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 »

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How much do you feed your pleco?

On One Hand: Feed According To AppetiteThe amount of food given depends on the type and size of the fish because plecos range from 2 to 18 inches in length. It also depends on the type of food. Ple... Read More »

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 »

What will a Clown Pleco eat?

Clown Plecos devour wood, so keep driftwood in the tank. It is also an occasional algae eater--some may eat more than others, however. Vegetables are another staple; yams, cucumbers, zucchini and p... Read More »

What is the tank size for a common pleco?

Common plecostomus can grow up to 18 inches long and will typically outgrow a small tank in their first few years. They are also considered "high-waste" fish because of their high-fiber algae diet,... Read More »