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Amazon Otocinclus (Otocinclus cf. macrospilus) - Group of 5Amazon Otocinclus (Otocinclus cf. macrospilus) - Group of 5

Amazon Otocinclus (Otocinclus cf. macrospilus)

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One of the most popular aquarium algae eaters (and for good reason), the Amazon Otocinclus, Oto, or Oto Catfish is a small, schooling suckermouth cat found throughout much of South America. There are several species of Otocinclus commonly imported for the aquarium trade, but of these the larger, more robust species found in the Central Amazon (O. cf. macrospilus) is probably the hardiest and best choice for most aquariums. Safe for all planted tanks and compatible with any peaceful tankmates, the Amazon Otocinclus will feed readily on diatom and other forms of nuisance algae in the aquarium but should be supplemented regularly with sinking veggie-based foods, gel diet, and fresh vegetables like zucchini or romaine lettuce. A social species often found in huge aggregations, all Otocinclus species should be kept in groups of at least 5 but preferably 10 or more fish if space allows.

Albino Bristlenose Pleco (Ancistrus sp.)

Albino Bristlenose Pleco (Ancistrus sp.)

$6.49$29.99

The albino form of the Common Bristlenose or Bushynose Pleco (Ancistrus sp.) is a popular aquarium species due to its vivid white/gold coloration, relatively small adult size, and usefulness in keeping nuisance algae under control. Hardy, adaptable, and peaceful towards most tankmates, these fish are ideal aquarium inhabitants, grazing on diatom algae while still being safe with live plants. While this species will readily graze on algae in the aquarium, their diet should be supplemented with fresh veggies and high quality foods like Repashy gel diet or Fluval Bug Bites Pleco formula.

Farlowella

Stick Catfish / Common Farlowella (Farlowella acus)

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A unique suckermouth catfish that truly lives up to its common name, the Stick Catfish or Common Farlowella is an algae and biofilm grazing species found throughout much of the Amazon and Orinoco basins. In the wild, their twig-like appearance is effective camouflage against predators and allows them to graze on sunken tree branches and driftwood. In the aquarium, they are usually active and outgoing algae grazers that do a great job with diatoms and hair algae both on the glass and on decor. Safe for planted aquaria, they are compatible with nearly any tankmates. When kept in optimal conditions, this species will spawn readily in the aquarium, often on the glass or other vertical flat surfaces.

Super Red Bristlenose PlecoSuper Red Bristlenose Pleco

Super Red Bristlenose Pleco (Ancistrus sp.)

$24.99$69.99

Of all the selectively bred morphs of the Common Bristlenose or Bushynose Pleco (Ancistrus sp.) available in the hobby, the “super red” form is probably the most colorful and sought after. Developed over time from naturally occurring color variants, this fish sports a uniform, vibrant red-orange coloration. As with all Common Bristlenose Plecos, these fish are ideal aquarium inhabitants, grazing on diatom algae while still being safe with live plants and peaceful towards all tankmates.

L052 Atabapo Butterfly Pleco (Dekeyseria picta)

L052 Atabapo Butterfly Pleco (Dekeyseria picta)

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A beautifully patterned pleco found throughout the Atabapo and Orinoco Rivers in Colombia and Venezuela, the L052 Butterfly Pleco or Atabapo Butterfly Pleco inhabits warm, acidic blackwater areas in the wild. In the aquarium, they are hardy and adaptable, but will do best in relatively soft water and when given plenty of driftwood or other hides. They should be offered a varied diet including fresh veggies, sinking prepared foods, and gel diets like Repahy’s Soylent Green or Bottom Scratcher.

L075 Para Pleco (Peckoltia sabaji)

L075 Para Pleco (Peckoltia sabaji)

$26.99$69.99

The L075 Para Pleco or Leopard Pleco is a beautifully patterned pleco found in fast-flowing, rocky waters throughout the Orinoco and Amazon basins. As a medium growing and colorful pleco, it is a good addition for a medium to large aquarium and is generally peaceful towards tankmates. The L075 will usually coexist with other plecos as long as ample hiding places and cover is provided. An omnivore, they should be fed a varied diet of both algae/vegetable based and protein-rich foods.

Longfin Green Dragon Ancistrus (Ancistrus sp.)Longfin Green Dragon Ancistrus (Ancistrus sp.)

Longfin Green Dragon Ancistrus (Ancistrus sp.)

$36.99

A recently developed and sought after strain of the popular Bristlenose Pleco, the Longfin Green Dragon Ancistrus displays unmistakable greenish coloration paired with extremely long, flowing fins. Like all Bristlenose Plecos, they are exceptional algae eaters, grazing on diatoms and other nuisance algae in the aquarium. They are also plant and invertebrate safe, making them a unique and colorful addition to planted or aquascaped tanks.

Platinum Royal PlecoL027a Xingu 'Platinum' Royal Pleco (Panaque cf. armbrusteri 'Xingu')

L027a Xingu ‘Platinum’ Royal Pleco

$59.99$299.99

A distinctive and strikingly marked Panaquehailing from Brazil’s Rio Xingu, the Platinum Royal Pleco or Long Nose Royal Pleco inhabits rocky, clear, fast-moving water throughout its native range. They are characterized by a more elongated body than other Royal Plecos and a base coloration of whitish silver (as opposed to brown or green) which becomes more pronounced as they grow. Like all Royal Plecos they are wood eaters by nature, and should be offered plenty of driftwood in the aquarium. Specialized diets like Repashy’s xylivore formula gel premix are ideal for this species. In the aquarium, they will do best when kept in similar conditions to their wild habitat, with warm (80-84), well-oxygenated water and moderate to strong current.

Blue Eye Lemon Bristlenose Pleco (Ancistrus sp.)

Blue Eye Lemon Bristlenose Pleco (Ancistrus sp.)

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The Blue Eye Lemon Bristlenose Pleco is a line bred variant of the Common Bristlenose or Bushynose Pleco (Ancistrus sp.) developed from the more common albino strain which features vivid blue eyes and deep yellow coloration throughout the body and fins. With their vibrant coloration they make a striking addition to a medium or large community or planted aquarium and are one of the most popular of the many color forms of Ancistrus available in the hobby. As with all Common Bristlenose Plecos, these fish are ideal aquarium inhabitants, grazing on diatom algae while still being safe with live plants and peaceful towards all tankmates. While these plecos will do an excellent job controlling nuisance algae in the aquarium, they should be fed regularly with a high quality diet like Fluval Bug Bites Pleco formula or herbivore formula Repashy gel diet.

L330 Fully Spotted Watermelon Royal Pleco (Panaque nigrolineatus laurafabianae)

L330 Fully Spotted Watermelon Royal Pleco (Panaque nigrolineatus laurafabianae)

$69.99$299.99

One of the most beautifully marked of all Royal Plecos, the L330 “Watermelon” Pleco is found throughout the soft, acidic waters of the middle and upper Orinoco and its tributaries in Colombia and Venezuela. Like all Panaque species, it is a specialized wood eater and requires driftwood in its diet. They should also be offered a variety of other foods, including fresh veggies and specialty diets like Repashy’s xylivore formula gel diet. The L330’s pattern varies significantly, from fully spotted to primarily striped, with the fully spotted variant being the most sought after.

Orinoco Medusa Pleco (Ancistrus cf. macrophthalmus)

Orinoco Medusa Pleco (Ancistrus cf. macrophthalmus)

$34.99$44.99

A unique, oddly-shaped Loricariid, the Orinoco Medusa Pleco is distinguished by its flattened body and prominent fleshy tentacles surrounding the nose which gives them their common name. Very similar in appearance and habits to the more well-known L034 (Ancistrus ranunculus), which is found in the fast-moving clear waters of the Xingu in Brazil, the Orinoco Medusa Pleco is found in similar habitat type in the Orinoco basin and its tributaries in Colombia and Venezuela. In the aquarium, they prefer clean, well-oxygenated water and ample hiding places in the form of rocks, driftwood, or caves.

L160 Spiny Monster Pleco (Pseudacanthicus spinosus)

L160 Spiny Monster Pleco (Pseudacanthicus spinosus)

$44.99$99.99

Like their name suggests, the Spiny Monster Pleco is a larger growing species of Pseudacanthicus which develops heavy armor and distinctive spines along the body and fins. Found in rocky, fast-flowing water of the Rio Tocantins in Eastern Brazil, this species requires clean, clear and well-oxygenated water to thrive in the aquarium. Like most of its close relatives, the Spiny Monster Pleco is mainly carnivorous and will do best on a diet of protein rich foods such as Fluval Bug Bites and Repashy Gel Diet premix. In the aquarium, they can be territorial (especially towards other plecos) so be sure to provide plenty of hiding places such as caves or driftwood.

L056 Yellow Black Chubby Pleco (Parancistrus aurantiacus)

L056 Yellow Black Chubby Pleco (Parancistrus aurantiacus)

$269.99$329.99

A unique, heavily armored pleco from the Tocantins river basin in Eastern Brazil, the Rubber or Chubby Pleco gets its name from its unusually wide, flattened body shape. In the wild, they are found in areas of moderate to fast water movement and typically live in rocky areas. The species is normally a grey color in nature but certain rare and very sought after specimens show a striking all yellow or partially yellow and black coloration. They are a hardy and undemanding pleco in the aquarium but should be offered plenty of cover and excellent water quality should be maintained through frequent large water changes. An omnivore, they will accept most sinking foods and fresh veggies but be sure to offer some protein rich options like Repashy gel diet or Fluval Bug Bites Pleco Formula regularly.

L264 Sultan Pleco (Leporacanthicus joselimai)

L264 Sultan Pleco (Leporacanthicus joselimai)

$59.99$79.99

A distinctive medium growing Loricariid, the Sultan Pleco or L264 is found in the clear waters of the middle Rio Tapajos in Brazil. In the wild, they are found in relatively fast moving waters usually in and around crevices in rocks. An omnivore and grazer, these fish do best when offered a protein rich diet like Repahsy insectivore gel diet or other high quality sinking foods. In the aquarium, they will do best in clean, well-oxygenated water with some current and plenty of caves and rockwork.

L102 True Inspector Pleco (Hypancistrus inspector)

$49.99$54.99

The L102 True Inspector or Snowball Pleco is one of several medium sized spotted species of Hypancistrus found in the middle and upper Rio Negro basin in Brazil, Colombia, and Venezuela. This species grows somewhat larger than some of its close relatives, reaching an adult size of over 6″ and can be distinguished from other similar Hypancistrus by the dark black trim on its dorsal and caudal fins. Like its relatives, they prefer warm, slightly soft water and are sensitive to poor water quality so regular water changes are a must. They should be fed a varied diet high in proteins, including frozen bloodworms, sinking prepared foods, and Repashy gel diet.

L155 Black Adonis Pleco (Acanthicus hystrix)L155 Black Adonis Pleco (Acanthicus hystrix)

L155 Black Adonis Pleco (Acanthicus hystrix)

$169.99$399.99

A giant growing and extremely impressive pleco, the L155 Black Adonis or Hystrix Pleco is found in the middle Amazon and some of its tributaries. With their heavy armor, sharp spines, and huge adult size, this pleco is a true monster fish and adults are suitable only for the largest aquariums. Like most of the genus, they are aggressive and not at all shy, often spending time swimming in open water. They prefer fast-flowing, well-oxygenated water and will do best in a tank with ample open space along with caves and hides to provide territory.

Rio Tigre Zebra Oto (Otocinclus cocama)Notify Me

Rio Tigre Zebra Oto (Otocinclus cocama)

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A beautifully and distinctively marked relative of the common Otocinclus or Oto Cat, the Rio Tigre Zebra Oto inhabits Peru’s Rio Tigre, where it spends most of its time grazing on submerged driftwood and vegetation. An ideal algae eater for most community or planted aquariums, they will eat filamened algae and diatoms from most surfaces, including the aquarium glass. Like most of their close relatives, they are best kept in groups.

L128 Blue Phantom Pleco (Hemiancistrus sp. L128)Notify Me

L128 Blue Phantom Pleco (Hemiancistrus sp. L128)

$26.99$64.99

The L128 Blue Phantom Pleco is a beautifully marked medium growing species of Pleco found in the warm, fast-flowing, rocky waters of the Orinoco River in Colombia and Venezuela. With their light blue overall body coloration and stunning iridescent blue spots, this pleco is deservedly popular in the aquarium hobby and will do well in most medium to large community aquariums provided their needs are met. An omnivore in the wild, they will graze on algae and biofilm but should be provided a varied diet including protein-rich sinking pellets and Repashy Gel Diet. Like most of their relatives in the genus Hemiancistrus, the Blue Phantom Pleco is sensitive to poor water quality so be sure to perform frequent large water changes. They will do best when provided with plenty of hiding places, warm, slightly acidic water, and moderate to strong current.

Clown Pleco (Panaqolus maccus)Notify Me

Clown Pleco (Panaqolus maccus)

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One of the most popular small plecos in the aquarium hobby, the Clown Pleco or L104 is found in the rocky waters of the Rio Meta and its tributaries in Colombia. A scavenger and algae grazer, they will feed on nuisance algae in the aquarium but prefer more protein rich foods and should be supplemented with a variety of foods including gel diet, sinking pellets or wafers, and fresh veggies. Peaceful and generally safe with live plants, they are an excellent pleco for small or medium aquariums with a maximum size of just over 3″

L129 Colombian Zebra Pleco (Hypancistrus debilittera)Notify Me

L129 Colombian Zebra Pleco (Hypancistrus debilittera)

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A strikingly patterned, small growing species of Hypancistrus from the warm, acidic waters of the Rio Orinoco and its tributaries in Colombia, the L129 Colombian Zebra or False Zebra Pleco is an ideal species for the small to medium community aquarium. Although normally shy at first, they will become more comfortable spending time out in the open over time and especially when food is added to the tank. Like most of their close relatives, the L129 is not a particularly good algae eater and prefers a more protein rich diet than some plecos. Peaceful toward nearly all tankmates, they can be territorial towards other plecos but will typically coexist without problems long as plenty of cover is provided in the aquarium.

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L200 Green Phantom Pleco (Hemiancistrus subviridis)

$39.99$59.99

The L200 Green Phantom Pleco is a beautifully marked Loricariid found in fast-moving, rocky areas of the Orinoco and Ventuari Rivers in Colombia and Venezuela. With their light green body coloration and distinctive yellow spots, this pleco makes a colorful and unique addition to most medium to large aquariums. An omnivore, they will graze on algae but will also require a varied diet of sinking prepared foods, gel foods, and fresh vegetables like zucchini and squash. In the aquarium, they will do best in moderately soft, warm, well-oxygenated water with plenty of hiding places and moderate to strong current. This species requires excellent water quality to thrive so large frequent water changes should be considered necessary.

Orange Zebra Oto (Hypoptopoma sp. 'Peru Orange')Notify Me

Orange Zebra Oto (Hypoptopoma sp. ‘Peru Orange’)

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A beautifully and distinctively marked dwarf relative of the common Otocinclus, the Orange Zebra Oto inhabits the upper Rio Nanay in Peru, where it spends most of its time grazing on submerged driftwood and vegetation. An ideal algae eater for most community or planted aquariums, they will eat filamented algae and diatoms from most surfaces, including the aquarium glass. Like most of their close relatives, they are best kept in groups.

"New Ranger" Pleco (Pterygoplichthys sp. "new ranger")Notify Me

“New Ranger” Pleco (Pterygoplichthys sp. “new ranger”)

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One of the smallest species of pleco known, the “new ranger” is an as-yet undescribed species originating from the Nanay River in Peru. They are an excellent algae eater, feeding on many species of nuisance algae in the aquarium (including diatoms). Although small for a pleco, they are still substantial fish and should be given ample space and cover in the aquarium. Supplement their diet regularly with algae-based sinking foods, gel foods, and fresh vegetables.

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Red Lizard Whiptail Catfish (Rineloricaria sp. L010a)

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A colorful and unique smaller Loricariid, the Red Lizard Catfish or Red Lizard Whiptail likely originates from a wild fish found in the lower Amazon in Brazil but has been line bred for their vivid red coloration. With their small adult size, peaceful nature, and utility as a nuisance algae eater, this species is an ideal addition to most medium to large community aquariums. In the wild, they are usually found on and around driftwood piles and will benefit from driftwood as well as live or artificial plants to provide cover. They should be fed regularly with a sinking herbivore diet or fresh veggies and will supplement this diet by grazing on nuisance algae on glass and decor in the aquarium.