One of the most popular small plecos in the aquarium hobby, the Clown Pleco or L104 is found in the rocky waters of the Rio Meta and its tributaries in Colombia. A scavenger and algae grazer, they will feed on nuisance algae in the aquarium but prefer more protein-rich foods and should be supplemented with a variety of foods including a gel diet, sinking pellets or wafers, and fresh veggies. Peaceful and generally safe with live plants, they are an excellent pleco for small or medium aquariums with a maximum size of just over 3″
The Clown Pleco Algae Fish is another beautiful and helpful aquarium fish. Also known as Peckoltia vittata, this fish is originally from South America and has a very peaceful disposition. They may fool you when they’re young as their colors haven’t developed yet, but once they reach maturity their magnificent markings will bloom.
These fish will not damage your plants, and will generally stay small. Perfect for tanks that are 10 gallons or larger, a good rule of thumb is stocking 1 of these fish per 5 gallons of water. Ideal tank mates include Angels, Discus, and other Cichlids, Tetras, Barbs, Danios, Rasboras, Gouramis, Rainbowfish, Livebearers, Loaches, other Plecos, and scavenger Catfish.
- Size: up to 4 inches MAX in about 3 years
- Temp: 74-79°F
- pH: 7.2 dH 6-10
Food: Algae on Glass, Plants, and Rocks. Supplement with New Life Spectrum “Community Formula” or “H20 Stable Wafers” found at Fish Foods