Spotted Rubbernose Pleco (Bulldog Pleco)
The Spotted Rubbernose Pleco is otherwise called the “Spotted Bulldog Pleco”. It is a grayish darker catfish with a to some degree triangular body and a wide, obtuse nose. It has little dark spots. The scales are hard and shield like.
The fish usually known as “plecos” originate from the family Loricariidae, otherwise called the “protected catfish”. They incorporate fish from the genera Ancistrus, Baryancistrus, Chaetostoma, Hypostomus, Leporacanthicus, Panaque, Peckoltia, Pseudancistrus and numerous others. They are referred to numerous as “suckerfish” because of the state of their body and mouth and are frequently sold as green growth eaters despite the fact that a significant number of them eat little green growth. Notwithstanding the two-section logical names utilized for every living thing, plecos additionally have their very own naming framework that distinguishes them by “L-number” or “LDA-number”. Despite the fact that this isn’t an “official” naming technique, it is well known among specialists and authorities.
Plecos are commonly smoothed with an enormous, round head and skinnier body. The body is secured by hard plates and many have solid spines in their balances and even along the body. The mouths are on the underside of the fish and are utilized to grate nourishment from hard surfaces and to help the pleco keep up its situation in the water stream.
Plecos are ordinarily obtained by new and experienced aquarists alike as green growth eaters; most plecos don’t eat green growth or need different sustenances in their eating regimen also. The genera Ancistrus, Peckoltia and Otocinclus are a couple of normal, littler plecos that will help control green growth without eating live plants. Numerous others are omnivores (eat both plant matter and substantial nourishments), carnivores (fundamentally eat substantial sustenances) or scroungers (eat whatever they can discover). Some plecos, strikingly those from the Panaque family, even eat wood as a major aspect of their eating routine.
Max Size: up to 5 inches
Tank Size: 30 gallons
Water Temp: 72 – 82 F
Water pH: 6.5 – 7.5
Water dH: 8 – 12
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