Otocinclus: Oto Catfish Care Guide ...
Otocinclus: Oto Catfish Care Guide & Species Profile

How do you take care of a plecostomus?

You take care of a plecostomus by doing the following:

  • Give it plenty of space – around 5 gallons of space for every inch of the fish
  • Keep the water warm – between 74° F and 80° F (23° C and 26.5° C)
  • Avoid keeping it with aggressive fish
  • Provide it with plenty of decorations and hiding spaces
  • Only use fine gravel or soft sand
  • Provide it with driftwood as a source of food as well as a hiding spot
  • Feed it various high-quality foods, such as algae wafers, shrimp pellets, earthworms, bloodworms, and vegetables
  • Feed it one to three times a week at night