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Common Pleco


Family: L oricariidae
Species: Hypostomus plecostomus
Common Name: Common Pleco
Size: Up to 24" (60 cm)
Habitat: SOUTH AMERICA: Amazonia, in Peru, Bolivia, Argentina and Paraguay.
Diet: Omnivorous, High amounts of vegetable matter, and can be supplemented with lettuce and boiled spinach.
Behavior: Peaceful.
Water: Temperature of 68 to 82°F (20 to 28°C), pH range: 6.2 8.2; dH range: 28
Care: Easy to keep.
Communities: Good.
Suitability: Good for all with consideration for size.

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