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  • Common Pleco

    Hypostomus unicolor

    Closest relatives Catfish, harness catfish
    Habitat Still to slowly flowing fresh waters
    Behaviour twilight and nocturnal activity. Mostly in groups near the bottom.
    Diet Algae, insect larvae, carrion
    Body length up to 14 cm
    Spawn not much known. It is believed that it digs its own burrows or takes over the ones dug by crabs in embankments.
    Use fishkeeping
    Current status unknown

    geographic range

    Verbreitungskarte Lehmbrauner Pleco
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