Plecostomus | Clown Pleco

Plecostomus | Clown Pleco

Log in to view prices Log in to view prices Log in to view prices Sale

If ordering a large quantity of a variety of fish, save time on order entry by using our Bulk Order Form!

(Please note that the fish shown in the photo is only a representative of what an adult specimen would look like. The color may vary based on the age and sex of the fish you receive.)

Scientific Name: Panaque maccus

Common Name: Clown Pleco

Adult Size: 3.5 - 4 inches

Life Expectancy: 10+ years

Habitat: Venezuela and Columbia

Minimum Tank Size: 20 gallons

Ideal Tank Conditions: 

  • Temperature Range: 73 - 82°F
  • pH Range: 6.5 - 7.5
  • Water Hardness:  2 - 30

Temperament: Peaceful towards other species, males are territorial towards other males

Diet & Nutrition: Mainly a wood eater, but the clown pleco will eat many other things as well like yams, cucumbers.

Breeding & Spawning: Very difficult to breed the clown pleco in the home aquarium

Gender: Males develop enamel growths on their backs during adulthood. They may be hard to sex until they are quite mature. Males may also have more barbels than females, but this is not always the case.