Also known as Janitor Fish, Plecostomus, Sailfin Armoured Catfish, Sailfin Plecs, Suckerfish, Sucker-mouthed Catfish, Sucking Catfish.
Found over lakes, flood plains, and swamps of the Madeira River basin, in sluggish, poorly oxygenated waters and must rely on air breathing for long periods.
They feed on algae, plants and carrion.
Length - 70cm
Depth - ?m
South America - Madeira River Basin
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/51938