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Where do pleco fish originate from?

Where do pleco fish originate from?

Plecostomus catfish are found in the fresh and brackish water of the Guianan coastal drainages of Brazil and Venezuela, as well as in Rio de la Plata between Uruguay and Argentina. They prefer fast-flowing streams and rivers with pebbly substrate.

Can you eat a Picasimus fish?

Plecos taste very good. They are absolutely an edible fish and are worth pursuing and using as food. Just a little mango to wrap around the flavor of the fish.

What are Plecos good for?

Benefits of the Plecostomus! Sometimes called the “janitor fish” or “sucker fish” these helpful species can help keep tanks clean as they are natural scavengers. They are bottom-feeders and will eat uneaten food or other leftover matter that would otherwise cause harmful nitrates in the water.

Are Plecos prehistoric?

For those who fish freshwater ponds, lakes and streams, you probably have caught a prehistoric looking catfish with thick boney plates which are commonly referred to as armored catfish or Plecos. The Pleco is a shorter, stouter fish with a pattern of black spots on the head and less than 10 dorsal fin rays.

Where are Plecos native?

northern South America
plecostomus is native to northern South America, from Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana, between the Essequibo and Oyapock River basins (Weber et al., 2012). It has been introduced to 17 countries in the Americas, Asia and Europe.

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Will plecos eat fish poop?

What fish eat poop? As far as we are aware, there are no freshwater fish that have poop as a necessary part of their diet. Some fish such as Corydoras and Plecostomus catfish are said to eat poop – but even if they did, they still require feeding just as any other fish would.

Are Plecos aggressive?

Plecos are usually only aggressive towards other plecos. When they grow larger, they do not like having other fish in their path. When the pleco is the largest fish in the tank this can look like aggression, but it is really just going about it’s business.

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Why did my pleco turn white?

If your pleco is turning white, it means that it could be dying and needs your immediate attention. The most common reasons a pleco will turn white are poor nutrition, stress, disease, or inadequate tank conditions.