Black Cucuta Pleco
Black Cucuta Pleco is a relatively new species of plecos in the hobby. It belongs to the family Loricariide, subfamily Ancistrinae. This fish is widely found in tropical South America. This pleco's body is largely dark brown to black with a pattern of lighter spots on its body.
Care Guide for Black Cucuta Pleco
It is peaceful towards other tankmates, but males may be more territorial or aggressive toward other males. This fish is largely vegetarian and will eat algae and other plant-like material but, generally, will not harm healthy aquarium plants. It is not a finicky eater and will readily accept commercially prepared flakes or algae wafers. You can supplement its diet with slices of potatoes, cucumber, zucchini, or lettuce leaves by placing them on the bottom of the aquarium or attaching them to the Pleco Feeder.
|Max Size:||4 - 5 inches|
|Water:||73 - 82 F; pH 6.5 - 7.5|
Plecos do not require large aquariums but will appreciate shelter/hiding places such as caves, driftwood, or rocks. Water chemistry is not critical and the fish will adapt to a wide range of water conditions.
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