This fish is extremely popular in the aquarium, due to its unusual appearance and its ability to eat algae. In general sailfin pleco is peaceful towards other fish though territorial disputes arise with other plecos. Though not nocturnal they are more active at night and will spend daylight hours 'hiding' in a secluded location. Wood appears to be an essential part of this species diet—possibly as a digestive aid rather than for any nutritional value. As the fish grows big (up to 60.96 cm in the aquarium) a large tank with good filtration is required, in general these fish are tolerant to a wide range of freshwater conditions though prefer well aerated water

The Sailfin Pleco is quite flexible in its water requirements.  It can live in water ranging from soft to hard, with a Gh range of from 2 to 20.  Acid, neutral or alkaline pH all seem OK, although I would not subject this fish to extremes.

Although this is a tropical fish, it is not very tolerant of high temperatures.  The generally recommended temperature range is from 23 to 27 degrees C (73 to 81 degrees F).  





  • 1 x Sailfin Pleco
  • Species - Pterygoplichthys Gibbiceps
  • Common Name - Sailfin Pleco
  • Mature Adult Size - 20"
  • Origin - South America
  • PH Range - 6.5-7.5
  • Temperature Range 23°c - 27°c
  • Water Type - Versitile but prefer soft
  • Breed Type - Egg Layer
  • Size - 10cm
  • Sex - Unsexed
Barcode # 645467656576
Brand Live Fish
Shipping Weight 1.0000kg
Shipping Width 0.100m
Shipping Height 0.100m
Shipping Length 0.100m



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