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{"id":4660288258084,"title":"Rubberlip Pleco MS (Chaetostoma formosae L146 )","handle":"rubberlip-pleco-ms-chaetostoma-formosae-l146","description":"\u003ctable width=\"100%\"\u003e\n\u003ctbody\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eCare Level:\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eEasy\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eTemperament:\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003ePeaceful\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eColor Form:\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eDark Grey\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eLifespan:\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e5+ Years\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eSize:\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eUp to 5\"\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eDiet:\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eMostly Herbivore\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eWater Condition:\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan\u003e74-79° F, KH 6-10, pH 6.5-7.4\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eFamily:\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan\u003eLoricariidae\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eMinimum Tank Size: \u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e20+ Gallons\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eTank Set-Up:\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eDriftwood,  Caves, Rocks\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003c\/tbody\u003e\n\u003c\/table\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe Rubberlip or Rubbernose Plecostomus is for aquarists in need of an industrious algae-eating fish for smaller aquariums. 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This species grows to just a fraction of the size of the Common Pleco, with males reaching just four inches in length and females being closer to three. But, despite their small size, these can be a real workhorse for your fish tank, clearing off the algae so you don’t have to.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis fish was finally given a real scientific name when it was described in 2011 as\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cem\u003eC. formosae\u003c\/em\u003e.  It has a distinctive style all its own, with dark-edged scales that form an attractive series of diagonal lines, as well as a number of dark polka dots which adorn the head.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn the wild, you’ll find\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cem\u003eC. formosae\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003ein the swift head water streams of the Orinoco River in Eastern Colombia. There is usually minimal plant life growing in these streams, so this might not be the best fish to add to a lush and stagnant planted aquarium. Large, smooth stones placed directly in front of heavy water current will quickly become the favorite hangout of your Rubbernose Pleco. Also, room temperature water is preferable to a high-temperature tropical environment, as this will more closely replicate the natural water parameters.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e In smaller tanks or those which grow little algae, there is a real risk of this fish not getting enough to eat, so be sure to always check for a fat, full belly on this fish. Aside from grazing on the aquarium décor, it is recommended to supplement the diet with sinking algae wafers and some occasional fresh greens (shelled peas, blanched spinach, cucumber, zucchini). Part of their diet in the wild is also made up of small invertebrates, so be sure to include some frozen bloodworms or other types of meaty foods on the menu.\u003c\/p\u003e"}

Rubberlip Pleco MS (Chaetostoma formosae L146 )

Product Description
$10.99
Maximum quantity available reached.
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Peaceful
Color Form: Dark Grey
Lifespan: 5+ Years
Size: Up to 5"
Diet: Mostly Herbivore
Water Condition: 74-79° F, KH 6-10, pH 6.5-7.4
Family: Loricariidae
Minimum Tank Size:  20+ Gallons
Tank Set-Up: Driftwood,  Caves, Rocks

 

The Rubberlip or Rubbernose Plecostomus is for aquarists in need of an industrious algae-eating fish for smaller aquariums. This species grows to just a fraction of the size of the Common Pleco, with males reaching just four inches in length and females being closer to three. But, despite their small size, these can be a real workhorse for your fish tank, clearing off the algae so you don’t have to.

This fish was finally given a real scientific name when it was described in 2011 as C. formosae.  It has a distinctive style all its own, with dark-edged scales that form an attractive series of diagonal lines, as well as a number of dark polka dots which adorn the head.

In the wild, you’ll find C. formosae in the swift head water streams of the Orinoco River in Eastern Colombia. There is usually minimal plant life growing in these streams, so this might not be the best fish to add to a lush and stagnant planted aquarium. Large, smooth stones placed directly in front of heavy water current will quickly become the favorite hangout of your Rubbernose Pleco. Also, room temperature water is preferable to a high-temperature tropical environment, as this will more closely replicate the natural water parameters.

 In smaller tanks or those which grow little algae, there is a real risk of this fish not getting enough to eat, so be sure to always check for a fat, full belly on this fish. Aside from grazing on the aquarium décor, it is recommended to supplement the diet with sinking algae wafers and some occasional fresh greens (shelled peas, blanched spinach, cucumber, zucchini). Part of their diet in the wild is also made up of small invertebrates, so be sure to include some frozen bloodworms or other types of meaty foods on the menu.

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