Other Clown Plecostomus Names:
Clown Plecostomus, Clown Pleco, Candy Striped Peckoltia, Candy Striped Pleco, L15, L015, Tiger Pleco, Tiger Striped Pleco
Clown Plecostomus Scientific Name:
Clown Plecostomus Temperament:
Species Type: Plecostomus
Clown Plecostomus Adult Size: 5 inches (cm)
Clown Plecostomus Life Expectancy: 12 years
Clown Plecostomus Habitat: South American River (The Rio Xingu)
Clown Plecostomus Minimum Tank Size:
Peaceful community fish
Clown Plecostomus Diet & Nutrition:
Omnivoroues - Will eat some meaty foods, but feed algae wafers/flakes/nori. Also include fresh green vegetables such as lettuce, spinach, zucchini and peas.
Clown Plecostomus Description:
Clown Plecos have the basic body shape of all plecos. The have a tan and dark brown banded appearance.
Tank Mate Compatibility:
Other peaceful community fish
Clown Plecostomus Breeding & Spawning:
The Clown Pleco is most easily bred in soft, acidic water. These fish are cave spawners, so a cave is necessary. After conditioning the pair, make sure their tank has water to their preference (as detailed above), and they should readily spawn in their cave
Determining Clown Plecostomus Sex:
Males have odontodes on parts of their pectoral fins, and down the back half of their body. Also, females tend to be wider across the body.
Bottom of tank.
Clown Plecostomus Diseases:
None specific to species.
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