Loricariidae

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Loricariidae, or Plecos, are a popular family of fish and the largest family of catfish in the order Siluriformes, with over 800 species and new species being described each year. There are 6 sub families which are:

  • Delturinae
  • Hypoptopomatinae
  • Hypostominae
  • Lithogeneinae
  • Loricariinae
  • Neoplecostominae


 Common nameDifficultyMaximum SizeMinimum Tank Size
Acanthicus sp "L193"L193Moderate24 in100 gal
Acestridium discusDiscus WhiptailModerate2.6 in20 gal
Acestridium gymnogasterMadeira WhiptailModerate2.4 in20 gal
Acestridium triplaxWhiptail CatfishModerate2.2 in20 gal
Ancistomus feldbergaeL012
L013
Moderate8 in30 gal
Ancistomus snethlageaeGhost Pleco
L141
L215
Moderate5.5 in20 gal
Ancistrus claroGold Marble Bristlenose Catfish
Gold Marble Bristlenose Pleco
LDA08
Moderate3 in15 gal
Ancistrus macrophthalmusLDA074Moderate3.1 in20 gal
Ancistrus ranunculusMedusa Pleco
L034
Moderate5 in15 gal
Ancistrus sp "L107"Brilliant Bristlenose Pleco
L107
L184
Moderate5.1 in30 gal
Aphanotorulus ammophilusL094
L123
Moderate6.3 in30 gal
Aphanotorulus unicolorUnicolor PlecoModerate5.5 in30 gal
Baryancistrus sp "L081"Gold Nugget Pleco
L081
Moderate7 in30 gal
Cordylancistrus daguaeDagua PlecoModerate4 in30 gal
Dekeyseria brachyuraButterfly Pleco
Flounder Pleco
L168
Moderate5.5 in15 gal
Dekeyseria pulchraPretty Pleco
Brazil-Butterfly Pleco
Moderate4 in15 gal
Farlowella mariaelenaeTwig CatfishModerate9.8 in35 gal
Farlowella vittataTwig CatfishModerate9 in35 gal
Hemiancistrus guahiborumSpotted Orange Seam Pleco
L106
Moderate5.9 in20 gal
Hemiancistrus pankimpujuCoal Pleco
L350
Peruvian Lyre-tail
Moderate15 in75 gal
Hemiloricaria beniWhiptail CatfishModerate3.1 in20 gal
Hemiloricaria eigenmanniCommon Whiptail Catfish
Whiptail Catfish
Moderate6 in30 gal
Hemiodontichthys acipenserinusKnob-Nosed Whiptail CatfishModerate5.3 in25 gal
Hisonotus leucofrenatusNiger OtoModerate2.5 in25 gal
Hypancistrus contradensContradens PlecoModerate5 in30 gal
Hypancistrus furunculusL199Moderate4.7 in30 gal
Hypancistrus margaritatusL404Moderate6 in20 gal
Hypancistrus sp "L201"L201
Unset Orinoco Angel Pleco
Orinoco Angel Pleco
Moderate4.7 in20 gal
Hypancistrus sp "L270"Chocolate Zebra Pleco
Tapajos Zebra Pleco
L270
L307
LDA76
Moderate4 in15 gal
Hypancistrus sp "L333"L333
Yellow King Tiger Pleco
Moderate6 in15 gal
Hypancistrus sp "L411"Monte Dourado Pleco
L411
Moderate5 in25 gal
Hypancistrus zebraZebra Pleco
Imperial Pleco
L046
L098
L173
Moderate3 in15 gal
Hypoptopoma gulareGiant OtocinclusModerate4.1 in15 gal
Hypoptopoma sp. "Peru"Robocop CatfishModerate1.6 in15 gal
Hypostomus latifronsL051
L281
Moderate12 in55 gal
Hypostomus punctatusCommon PlecoEasy11 in65 gal
Hypostomus roseopunctatusRose Common PlecoModerate9 in40 gal
Hypostomus soniaeBlue-Eyed Red Fin Pleco
Rusty Pleco
Violet Pleco
L137
Moderate11 in55 gal
Lamontichthys filamentosusKite PlecoModerate6.6 in30 gal
Lasiancistrus heteracanthusCarachama PlecoModerate6 in25 gal
Leporacanthicus joselimaiSultan Pleco
L264
Moderate6 in30 gal
Leporacanthicus triactisThree Beacon Pleco
L091
Moderate10 in55 gal
Loricaria simillimaMarbled WhiptailModerate7 in30 gal
Megalancistrus barraeBlack Spiny Ashiura Pleco
Azzura Pleco
Giant Ancistrus
Moderate16 in80 gal
Megalancistrus parananusGigas Ancistrus
L113
Moderate24 in100 gal
Otocinclus bororoDwarf Oto
Oto
Moderate1.2 in15 gal
Otocinclus flexilisPeppered Oto
Oto
Dwarf otocinclus
Dwarf Otto
Dwarf Suckermouth Catfish
Midget Suckermouth Catfish
Moderate2.1 in15 gal
Otocinclus vestitusDwarf Oto
Oto
Dwarf Otocinclus
Dwarf Otto
Dwarf Suckermouth Catfish
Midget Suckermouth Catfish
Moderate1.5 in15 gal
Panaqolus changaeIquitos Tiger Pleco
L226
Moderate3.9 in20 gal
Panaqolus maccusClown Pleco
Clown Panaque
Ringlet Pleco
L104
L162
Moderate5 in20 gal
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