If you are an aquarist on the lookout for growing attractive-looking fishes in your home aquarium, the Royal Pleco is an ideal choice for you. Yes, you guessed it right! Since it has the royal tag attached to its name, it does enjoy greater respect than fellow fishes in the marine world. The Royal Pleco is a freshwater herbivorous fish and is a native to areas such as Brazil, Venezuela and Colombia.
You can find the Royal Plecos commonly in the basins of the Amazon River and also in the Orinoco Rivers. These fishes belong to the catfish family and are one of the very few species that have the capacity to digest wood. The scientific name of the Royal Pleco is Panaquenigrolineatus. Unlike other fishes that are only one of their kind, royal Plecos are of many types. They can be differentiated by changes in their physical appearance and the areas where they can be found.