Plecostomus are algae eaters that originated in the rivers of the Amazon jungle in South America. Plecos attach themselves to hard surfaces with specially adapted mouth parts. They are scavengers and will eat almost anything. Visit our Pleco Store to see our selections.
The handsome Leopard Pleco Pterygoplichthys gibbiceps was until recently described as Glyptoperichthys gibbiceps., but this name?is now considered a synonym. This popular catfish is also known by a number of common names including the Sailfin Pleco, Clown Plecostomus, and Gibby. This is a very hardy fish and the most common catfish used for getting rid of problem algae in the aquarium. They do wonders for managing algae growth in the aquarium.