Candy Striped Pleco is a dwarf Pleco native to the Amazon River in South America. They are often confused with other types of plecos with similar appearance, such as Clown Plecos. This fish features a beige to dark brown base color with cream-colored stripes. This species eats algae on wood and hardscape features but won’t usually remove algae from aquarium glass. Keep this in mind if you’re choosing fish for algae control.
The Candy Striped Pleco is a dwarf species, and can be an excellent choice for the smaller aquarium. This fish is nocturnal and very timid. It prefers to spend the day hiding under rocks and in caves, only coming out at night to feed. This can be a moderately easy fish to maintain as long as proper care is taken in meeting its nutritional and environmental needs. Let’s look as the facts you’ll need to know when caring for this dwarf Pleco species.
Care Level: Moderate
Colour Form: Tan, Yellow
Max Size: 12cm
Origin: South America
Tank Size: 150L
*Product Photo is for reference only. Exact fish may vary in size and colour