Popular Freshwater Fish!

Uncle Bill's Pet Centers carries a wide variety of freshwater and saltwater fish, and selection may vary by store location.  Here are some of the most popular freshwater fish Uncle Bill's offers - but it is not a complete listing of all the fish we have available at any given time.  This list as well as our in-store availability fluctuates and is updated regularly.  Please note this information on each fish's page is for your reference only, and any advice acquired from these listings is to be used at your own discretion.

Clown Plecostomus

Facts and Information

clown pleco

Also called a Ringlet Pleco, it is one of the handful of the Panaquolus (pronounced pan-UH-ko-lus) species of loricarids, P. maccus is the one most likely to be seen in the aquarium hobby.  It has a rather broad range in the Orinoco River in Brazil.   A specimen captured from the Amazon looks identical to the Clown Pleco, but has a much darker color patter with wavy edges instead of smooth.  This could be a separate species, or just a geographic variation of the Clown Pleco, if it is the same fish, it has an even more extensive habitat base than originally thought.  There a number of other plecos available that are called "Clown Pleco," and for a long time, they were all thrown in the Peckoltia genus, followed by a sp., which is short for species.

PH Levels - 6.5 to 7.5

Hardness Levels - 70 to 210 ppm

Temperature - 72 to 78°F

Level of Difficulty - Level 3

Size - Small

Aggression Level - Level 2

Possible Tankmates - Gold Gourami, Emperor Tetra


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