Plecostomus or common pleco (Hypostomus plecostomus)

Common pleco (Hypostomus plecostomus) is a type of suckermouth catfish, which is often encountered in home aquaria. Many aquarists have had this fish or saw it on sale. This is a perfect tank cleaner, plus it is one of the most enduring and undemanding kind of catfish, but…

This catfish may be a troublesome tank dweller for an aquarist. Usually plecostomus is bought as a juvenile, when it is about 5-10 cm (2-4 inches) long. But it grows fast and can become up to 60 cm (24 inches) long, though in tanks it is as a rule about 30 cm (15 inches) long.

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Oto catfish (Otocinclus affinis)

Otocinclus catfish or dwarf sucking catfish (Macrotocinclus affinis, ex. Otocinclus affinis) are commonly called “Oto Catfish” or “otos” is a small and not bright fish – however, it’s one of the most efficient algae eaters in a tank.

That catfish together with Caridina japonica shrimp are able to keep you tank and all plants in it clean and tidy.

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