Please Note: Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image provided. Approximate size range may also vary between individual specimen.
A larger aquarium of at least 70 gallons is recommended to house the Trinidad Plecostomus. It will get rather large in the aquarium, so provide plenty of room for it to move. Plants, rocks, and driftwood help mirror its natural environment and help give it a sense of security.
In the wild this fish is an egg layer, but breeding in an aquarium setting has not been successful.
A useful herbivore in an aquarium with algae, the Trinidad Plecostomus will keep algae under control under normal tank conditions. If no algae are present, supplement with algae wafers and other herbivore preparations.
Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 2″ to 2-1/2″; Medium: 3″ to 3-1/2″; Large: 3-1/2″ to 4-1/2″