Zebra Plecostomus (Hypancistrus zebra)

Also known as Imperial Zebra Pleco, Plecostomus, Plecostomus Catfish, Suckerfish, Sucker-mouthed Catfish, Sucking Catfish, Zebra Pleco

Description

Also known as Imperial Zebra Pleco, Plecostomus, Plecostomus Catfish, Suckerfish, Sucker-mouthed Catfish, Sucking Catfish, Zebra Pleco.

Found in deep flowing, oxygenated waters in crevices over rock, sand and scattered stony areas of the Xingu river Basin of Brazil
They feed nocturnally on small invertebrates.
Length - 7cm
Depth - ?m
South America - Xingu River Basin, Brazil

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/53570

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