Suckermouth Catfish

Live Freshwater Fish - 3" Three Beacon (L-091) - Suckermouth Catfish

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Latin Name: Hypancistrus zebra (L-046)
Adult full size: 3”
Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallon
Water Parameters: pH 6.2 – 7.2
Safe for Planted Tanks: Yes
Foods: Bloodworms, Shrimp pellets, Algae wafers

This is the most sought-after and rare variety of what are called ‘Fancy Pleco-s’. In fact it is one of the most famous catfish in the freshwater aquaria hobby in general, and is considered a ‘collectors’ item’. It originates from Rio Xingu in Brazil. Its max size (it is considered a dwarf species) and peaceful nature makes them a popular addition to small peaceful-community planted aquariums, but prior experience with fancy pleco-s is recommended. Good (oxygen-rich) water flow and driftwood are a must, while a pebbly substrate and rocky hiding places are highly recommended (to recreate the bottom of a flowing river). It is more carnivores than it is herbivorous, so be sure to feed a mix of foods. It is a nocturnal feeder, so feed as late as you can. Do not mix with other pleco-s.

We recommend using a drip line to acclimate this fish. Click here to buy!

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Unless it is specified in animal description above, the pictures posted are approximations: the fish you get may not be identical to the picture. This means some variation of color and size can be expected. This is especially true for juvenile fish that change color as they get bigger. Also, please keep in mind shipping stresses fish out; some may darken/lighten and may take...

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