Leopard pleco


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The Leopard pleco lives in the demersal, freshwater, pH range: 6.0 - 8.0, dH range: 5 - 19 environment.

Picture of a Leopard Pleco or Sailfin Plecostomus (Adult) * Puzzles * Postcards Glyptoperichthys gibbiceps Photo More

Common Name(s): Leopard Pleco, Sailfin Pleco, Leopard Plecostomus, Sailfin Plecostomus, Spotted Sailfin Pleco Family: Loricariidae Species Type: Plecostomus Maximum Size: 20 inches Life Span: 25 years Natural Habitat: South American rivers (Peru) More

I have 1 Leopard Pleco in my tank and when I or anybody else gets too close to the tank he swims and hides under a ledge of a rock formation in my 75 liter tank. More

Leopard pleco; Pleco; Common pleco; Royal pleco; Snow pleco; Leopard; Blue-eyed pleco; Leopard lizard; Leopard moray; Leopard blenny; Leopard seal; Leopard shark; Leopard tortoise; Leopard coralgrouper; Leopard squeaker; Leopard corydoras; Snow leopard; Leopard hind; Leopard grouper; Leopard snake; Leopard catshark; Leopard whipray; More

The Redtail Leopard Plecostomus has not been bred in an aquarium and little is known about their breeding habits. Feeding the Redtail Leopard Plecostomus is not difficult due to the fact that it is not a picky eater. More

One of the larger plecostomus, the Leopard Pleco can be kept with larger, more aggressive fish. The under slung mouth of the pleco acts as a suction devise to hold it in place, and to allow the specialized teeth to rasp algae off of rocks, plants and glass. More

Leopard Pleco Information Search Gallery Leopard Cactus Pleco, Red Tailed Sternella Pleco, Pseudoacanthicus leopardus L114 The Leopard Pleco originally came from British Guiana and are obtained mainly from Brazil. More

described leopard pleco is possibly the next example of an emerging alien fish species in inland Polish waters. More

Common names

Carachama in Spanish (español)
Garachamawels in German (Deutsch)
Isopurjepleko in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Leopard pleco in English
Pterygoplichthys gibbiceps in Norwegian (Norsk)
Sailfin pleco in English
Sejlfinnet leopardmalle in Danish (dansk)
Waben-Schilderwels in German (Deutsch)
隆头翼甲鲶 in Mandarin Chinese
隆头雕甲鲶 in Mandarin Chinese
隆頭翼甲鯰 in Mandarin Chinese
隆頭雕甲鯰 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Siluriformes
Family : Loricariidae
Genus : Pterygoplichthys
Species : Pterygoplichthys gibbiceps
Authority : Kner, 1854