Size 8 cm
Maximum Size: 30cms
Minimum Tank Volume: 250 litres of water
Temperature Range: 23-29°C
pH Range: 6.5-7.3
The Gold Spot Pleco will eat algae whilst ignoring plants (though delicate plants may be uprooted as it forages), but algae alone is not sufficient and fresh veg such as courgette, sweet pepper, broccoli and carrot must be offered daily together with sinking pellets. Live foods, prawns and other protein foods are taken with relish, particularly as the fish matures.
Suitable with almost any fish, it is territorial towards its own kind and other similarly sized plecs, but it otherwise mixes well within a peaceful community