Hypostomus plecostomus Pleco 5cm

Hypostomus plecostomus, also known as the Common Pleco, is a popular freshwater aquarium fish native to South America. This species is highly valued for its ability to clean the aquarium and its attractive appearance.

The mature size of the Hypostomus plecostomus can range from 30 to 60 centimeters, making it a relatively large fish. To accommodate its size, it is recommended to keep them in tanks of at least 100 gallons or larger.

In terms of water parameters, the Hypostomus plecostomus prefers a temperature range of 22 to 28°C and a pH range of 6.0 to 7.5. It is important to maintain stable water conditions to ensure the health and well-being of this species.

When it comes to food, the Hypostomus plecostomus is not picky and will consume a variety of foods, including algae wafers, live or frozen foods, and vegetables. To maintain their healthy diet, it is recommended to feed them small portions several times a day.

The Hypostomus plecostomus is a peaceful fish that can be kept with other peaceful species. Some suitable tank mates include tetras, barbs, and angelfish. It is important to provide plenty of hiding spots, such as caves and vegetation, to ensure that each fish has its own space.

In conclusion, the Hypostomus plecostomus is a great addition to any freshwater aquarium. Not only does it help to maintain a clean tank, but it is also a beautiful and hardy fish that will bring life and color to your aquarium. Just make sure to provide it with adequate space, proper water conditions, and a balanced diet, and you'll have a happy and healthy Common Pleco for years to come!

  • Pleco 5-6cm

DOA Policy for Live Fish shipping

At Aquaholics, we place utmost importance on the careful shipping of live fish to ensure their safe arrival. Our commitment to quality includes taking various measures during transit. Each fish bag is infused with medical-grade oxygen and an ammonia-neutralizing solution. In colder periods, we also utilize heat packs to maintain optimal temperatures. However, we understand that unforeseen circumstances can sometimes lead to unfortunate outcomes. To provide you with peace of mind, we have implemented a Dead-on Arrival (DOA) policy that ensures you are covered in such situations.


  1. Owner's Presence: It is essential for the owner or an authorised representative to be available at the provided shipping address to receive the fish. If no one is available, the courier will leave your parcel in a safe space as all fish orders are shipped ATL.
  2. Shipping Address: Please provide a valid street address for shipping. Ensure the address is accurate and complete to avoid any delivery issues.
  3. Reporting DOA: If you receive a fish that is dead on arrival, please notify us promptly. Within 2 hours of receiving the fish, send an email to our customer support team. Include the following details in your email:
    • Name: Your full name
    • Order Number: The unique order number associated with your purchase
    • DOA Fish Picture: Attach a clear picture of the deceased fish

Terms and Conditions:

  1. Timely Notification: Please make your DOA claim within 2 hours of receiving the fish. Claims submitted after this timeframe will not be eligible for compensation.
  2. Proper Documentation: Ensure that your email includes accurate and complete information, including your name, order number, email, and a clear picture of the deceased fish. Incomplete or inaccurate information may delay the processing of your claim.
  3. Verification: Our customer support team will review the provided information to verify the DOA claim. Once the claim is validated, we will proceed with the appropriate compensation.
  4. Compensation Options: In the event of a DOA, we offer two compensation options: a) Store Credit: You will receive a store credit equal to the value of the deceased fish, which can be used for future purchases. b) Refund: We can issue a refund for the value of the deceased fish, processed through the original payment method used for the purchase.
  5. Shipping Costs: Please note that shipping costs are non-refundable unless the entire order is considered a DOA.
  6. Conditions Apply: Our DOA policy covers only fish that are dead upon arrival. It does not apply to fish that perish after successful delivery and acclimation to their new environment.

We are committed to providing the best possible experience for our customers and ensuring the well-being of our live fish. If you have any questions or concerns regarding our DOA policy, don't hesitate to get in touch with our customer support team at [email protected] , and we will be glad to assist you.



Note: The terms and conditions outlined in this DOA policy are subject to change without prior notice. We recommend reviewing the most up-to-date policy on our website or contacting our customer support team for any updates.

Thank you again for allowing us on your aqaurium journey.


Jesse Elstak


  • Species - Medium Common Pleco Catfish - Hypostomus plecostomus
  • Common Name - Common Pleco
  • Mature Adult Size - 12"
  • Origin - South America
  • PH Range - 6.5-8.0
  • Temperature Range 23°c - 27°c
  • Water Type - Versatile but prefer soft
  • Breed Type - Egg Layer
  • Size - 5-6cm
  • Sex - Unsexed
SKU LF-Pleco-5cm
Barcode # 7427105033192
Brand Live Fish
Shipping Weight 0.1000kg
Shipping Width 0.100m
Shipping Height 0.100m
Shipping Length 0.100m


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