A pleco, representative of Chaetostoma species.
A pleco, representative of Chaetostoma species.

Chaetostoma ("Bristlemouths") is a genus of suckermouth armored catfishes native to South America with one species extending into Central America. Some species are kept in unheated aquaria.

Source: wikipedia

In the aquarium

Loricariids are popular aquarium fish, where they are often sold as "plecs", "plecos" or "plecostomus". These fish are often purchased because of their algae-eating habits, though this role may not be carried out. Most species are in fact detritivores. A great many species of loricariids are also sold for their ornamental qualities, representing many body shapes and colors.

Most species of loricariids are nocturnal and will shy away from bright light, appreciating some sort of cover to hide under throughout the day. As they often originate from habitats with fast-moving water, filtration should be vigorous.

A number of species of loricariids have been bred in captivity.

Source: wikipedia

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bubble updated Bulldog Pleco
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Chaetostoma ("Bristlemouths") is a genus of suckermouth armored catfishes native to South America with one species extending into Central America. Some species are kept in unheated aquaria. Source: [wikipedia] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaetostoma) In the aquarium _Loricariids_ are popular aquarium fish, where they are often sold as "**plecs**", "**plecos**" or "**plecostomus**". These fish are often purchased because of their algae-eating habits, though this role may not be carried out. Most species are in fact detritivores. A great many species of loricariids are also sold for their ornamental qualities, representing many body shapes and colors. Most species of _loricariids_ are nocturnal and will shy away from bright light, appreciating some sort of cover to hide under throughout the day.
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bubble posted on Bulldog Pleco
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A pleco, representative of Chaetostoma species.
A pleco, representative of Chaetostoma species.
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bubble updated Bulldog Pleco
2013-02-27 21:11:38 -0500
Chaetostoma ("Bristlemouths") is a genus of suckermouth armored catfishes native to South America with one species extending into Central America. Some species are kept in unheated aquaria. Source: [wikipedia] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaetostoma) In the aquarium _Loricariids_ are popular aquarium fish, where they are often sold as "**plecs**", "**plecos**" or "**plecostomus**". These fish are often purchased because of their algae-eating habits, though this role may not be carried out. Most species are in fact detritivores. A great many species of loricariids are also sold for their ornamental qualities, representing many body shapes and colors. Most species of _loricariids_ are nocturnal and will shy away from bright light, appreciating some sort of cover to hide under throughout the day.

Fish Specs

Scientific Name
Family
Loricariidae
Environment
Fresh
Max Size
13.0 in.
Chemistry
6.0 - 8.0 pH
Temperature
70 - 77 °F
Temperament
Peaceful