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Albino Sailfin Plecostomus 4-5cm

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Albino Sailfin Plecostomus 4-5cm
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Albino Sailfin Plecostomus
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Hardy and easy to care for, it can grow to 30cm or more, but is usually much smaller. An ideal bottom feeder, especially with medium to larger fish. Native to Peru.

Catfish (order Siluriformes) are a diverse group of fish. Named for their prominent barbels, which give the image of cat-like whiskers, they are found primarily in freshwater environments of all kinds, with species on every continent except Antarctica.

Catfish have no scales. All catfish, except members of Malapteruridae (electric catfish), possess a strong, hollow, bonified leading ray on their dorsal and pectoral fins, through which a stinging protein can be delivered if the fish is irritated.

Catfish are often described as being nocturnal creatures; in other words they are most active at nighttime. In general terms catfish prefer to dwell at the bottom of an aquarium (or at the bottom of rivers, lakes, streams and creeks etc in their natural environments). There are of course exceptions to this general rule, as some species of catfish occupy the mid to surface water areas of an aquarium, such as the Glass Catfishes and the Upside-down Catfish.

Providing hiding places for them is of utmost importance. With careful planning of your aquarium layout you can not only provide your catfish with hiding places, but you will actually have the benefit of seeing them as well. Suitable materials to use for hiding places include wood, rocks, slate, clean plastic pipe and aquatic plants.

Catfish generally are excellent tankmates for a wide variety of other species of fish.
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Scientific Name No
Size 7
Reviews

Customer Reviews 7 item(s)

Fantastic Pleco
Beautiful & majestic. A great cleaner. Bought it around 4 years ago from Livefish, is now approx. 20cm. A great addition to any big tank.
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Review by Shain / (Posted on 11/03/2018)
Absolute champ and hilarious!
I got this fella and was an absolute blast the second he joined the tank. He isn't shy- quite boisterous. He sasses the Shinbukin and Black Ghost Knife fish when they try for the same sinking food. He grabs in his sucker mouth and dashes away to his favourite spot. He hackles up if they continue to bother him. He chills with my Cories and is unphased by the tetras and Kuhil Loaches. Comes to the centre of the tank the second I remove the lid for food time.
I lost 60% of my fish while I was overseas (since the pet sitter didn't ask for assistance 0_o ) but he was still trucking along like a champ when I returned. Has grown 1.5cm from his delivery size 2months ago (now just under 8cm).
I have had Bristlenose Catfish before but this guy is far more interesting!
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Review by Vanessa / (Posted on 29/01/2016)
Awesome fish
Arrived healthy and started cleaning as soon as it was let out of the bag
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Review by Clarissa / (Posted on 29/08/2015)
Great fish
within 24 hours was cleaning like a champ
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Review by Billy / (Posted on 30/11/2013)
gold pleco
looks great, very gold in colour a great looking fish for any tank
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Review by Ben / (Posted on 1/03/2012)
Great Fish
Love this guy, has grown so much since putting him in. great addition to any tank.
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Review by Jack / (Posted on 8/08/2011)
Great Plec
Arrived in good spirit and was a good size. very unique looking fish. Thanks livefish:)
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Review by Jack / (Posted on 9/06/2011)