Plecos

Members of the Loricariidae family of suckermouth catfish, Plecostomus, or Plecos, have specially adapted mouthparts, enabling them to attach to substrate. Most Plecos are peaceful fish and prefer to rest or slowly graze over the aquarium bottom, and do an excellent job of cleaning unwanted algae from the bottom and sides of the tank.

 Thumbnail Gypsy King Tiger Pleco (L-66)
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The Gypsy King Tiger Pleco, also known as the King Tiger Pleco, comes from the rivers and tributaries of South America. It is tan with dark brown tiger stripes covering the entire... [Read more]



 Thumbnail Angelicus Pleco (L-05)
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The Angelicus Pleco comes from the rivers and tributaries of South America. The main body color is Black with a cream colored belly and small whitish yellow spots covering the... [Read more]



 Thumbnail Candy Stripe Pleco (L-137)
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The Candy Stripe Plecostomus, also known as the Rio-Negro-Peckoltia, comes from the rivers and tributaries of South America. It is dark brown to black with irregular golden vertical... [Read more]



 Thumbnail Gold Banded Peckoltia Pleco (L-134)
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The Gold Banded Peckoltia Plecostomus comes from the rivers and tributaries of South America. It is a dark brown in color with yellow stripes covering the entire body and fins.... [Read more]



 Thumbnail Hairy Tiger Pleco (L-105)
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The Hairy Tiger Plecostomus, also known as the Hairy Plecostomus, comes from the rivers and tributaries of South America. It is brown with irregular yellow markings covering the... [Read more]



 Thumbnail Mango Pleco (L-47)
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The Mango Pleco comes from the Amazon Basin of South America. This Pleco can be identified by its lime green body coloration with a bright yellow stripe on both the dorsal and... [Read more]



 Thumbnail Pario-Ancistrus Pleco (L-048)
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The Pario-Ancistrus Pleco comes from the rivers and tributaries of South America. The body is black to dark brown and has numerous, closely-spaced white spots covering the entire... [Read more]



 Thumbnail Peppermint Plecostomus (L-31)
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The Peppermint Plecostomus is one of the more beautiful plecos and has a dark brown to black color. The body and fins are marked with many very small brilliant white specks. They... [Read more]



 Thumbnail Pseudoacanthicus Angelicus Pleco (L-282)
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The Pseudoacanthicus Angelicus Pleco is a new species found in the rivers and tributaries of South America. The main body color is jet black with yellow spots covering the entire... [Read more]



 Thumbnail Redtail Leopard Pleco (L-114)
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The Redtail Leopard Plecostomus, also known as the Leopard Acanthicus, comes from the rivers and tributaries of South America. The body is varying shades of brown with black spots,... [Read more]



 Thumbnail Rio de Para Pleco (L-75)
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The Rio de Para Pleco originates from the rivers and tributaries of Brazil, and is also known as the Para Pleco or by its Loricariidae number, L-75. It is a beautiful species that... [Read more]



 Thumbnail Sailfin Pleco (L-83)
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The Sailfin Gibbiceps Pleco comes from the rivers and tributaries of South America. The body is different shades of brown with a pattern of lighter markings covering it. This species... [Read more]



 Thumbnail Snowball Pleco (L-102)
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The Snowball Plecostomus comes from the rivers and tributaries of South America. It is black with large white spots covering the entire body and fins. Snowball Plecos make good... [Read more]



 Thumbnail Starry Night Pleco (L-183)
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The Starry Night Pleco comes from the rivers and tributaries of South America. The main color is black with small white spots covering the entire body, resembling stars. The dorsal... [Read more]



 Thumbnail Thomasi Pleco (L-188a)
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The Thomasi Plecostomus comes from the rivers and tributaries of South America. The body is light brown to gold with the scales being outlined in a darker brown to gray, giving... [Read more]



 Thumbnail Tooth-Nose Pleco (L-07a)
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The Tooth-Nose Pleco, also known as the Vampire or Galaxy Pleco, comes from the Amazon Basin of South America. It is black with many striking yellow spots covering the entire body.... [Read more]



 Thumbnail Trinidad Pleco
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The nocturnal Trinidad Plecostomus is a great candidate for the community aquarium. Usually greenish yellow in color, its patterned fins camouflage it well in a planted tank. It... [Read more]



 Thumbnail Yellow Prince Tiger Pleco (L-72)
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The Yellow Prince Tiger Plecostomus comes from the rivers and tributaries of South America. The main color is yellow with dark brown spots and stripes covering the entire body... [Read more]