Rubber Lip Pleco Profile

Rubber Lip Pleco

Common name: Rubber Lip Pleco

Scientific name: Chaetostoma milesi

Type of fish: Plecostomus catfish/Armored catfish

Origin: South America

Level of difficulty: Beginner

Max size: 7 inches

Growth Rate: Medium

Minimum tank size: 29 gallons

Diet: herbivore

pH: 6-7

Hardiness: Very Hardy

Aggressiveness: Peaceful

Tankmates: tetras, livebearers, barbs, danios, Corydoras catfishes, well-tempered cichlids

Sexing: Hard to tell

Notes: Very hardy species that can withstand awful water quality (but please try to maintain good water quality). They are highly efficient algae eaters and can clean algae blooms. I have found that these fish like to burrow themselves in the substrate.