Common Name(s)
Bulldog pleco, rubbernose pleco
Scientific Name
Chaetostoma sp.
Family
Loricariidae
Origin
South America
Temperament
Peaceful, but territorial towards conspecifics.
Maximum Size
3-6 inches depending on species
Minimum Tank Size
20 gallon long for species 3-4 inches, 30 gallon for 5-6 inchers
Tank Setup
Best with sand and fast-flowing water
Tank Region
Bottom
Diet
Omnivore. Should be fed live food like bloodworms, as well as greens, like spinach and cucumber. Will take algae wafers and other dried foods.
Breeding
Not known to have spawned in aquariums.
Compatibility
With other peaceful fish
Ease of Keeping
Intermediate
Care
pH: Doesn't matter; Temperature: 68-73 Fahrenheit
A hardy fish as long as kept in the right conditions. This fish should be kept in groups of 6 or more (or alone) to reduce aggression.
The most commonly sold species get 5-6 inches, so always keep them in a 30g or larger unless you know what species they are for certain.
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