Also known as Algae-eater, Common Pleco, Janitor Fish, Plecostomus, Spotted Pleco, Suckerfish, Sucker-mouthed Catfish, Sucking Catfish.
Found in coastal drainage areas and cultured in ponds for the aquarium trade.
They feed on algae and small crustaceans.
Length - 50cm
Depth - ?m
Widespread South America, Asia
A freshwater fish often seen in the aquarium trade, often used as cleaners/algae eaters in the tank.
These fish are able to breathe air and also have suction on their lips so they can move around feeding while being stuck to an object. Ref: http://www.fishbase.org/summary/3057