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Scientific Name:

Pterygoplichthys Gibbiceps

Common Name:

sail fin pleco, gibby

Locality:


Adult Size:

18 inches

Temp:

73.4 - 80.6 F

Distribution:

Amazon River basin

pH:

6.5 - 7.8

Feeding:

Very effective algae eating pleco; most other foods eaten enthusiastically.

Other Paramaters:

A big pleco that produces lots of waste, heavy filtration is a must.

Be sure to provide good cover in the tank.

Tank Mate(s):

This is a powerful fish that will become intolerant of tankmates.This pleco can hold its own with all but the most aggressive tankmates.

Links:

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