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 adonisAdonis Pleco
Polka Dot Lyre Tail Pleco
Challenging40 in200 gal
Acanthicus hystrixBlack Adonis Pleco
Lyretail Pleco
L155
Carachama
Carachama Mama
Challenging24 in150 gal
Acanthicus sp "L193"L193Moderate24 in100 gal
Acestridium dichromumGreen WhiptailModerate2.5 in15 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
Ancistrini sp "L016"L016Moderate6 in20 gal
Ancistrini sp "L069"L069Moderate5.9 in30 gal
Ancistrus claroGold Marble Bristlenose Catfish
Gold Marble Bristlenose Pleco
LDA08
Moderate3 in15 gal
Ancistrus dolichopterusStarlight Bristlenose Catfish
Bushymouth Catfish
L183
Moderate4 in15 gal
Ancistrus hoplogenysSpotted Bristle-Nosed PlecoModerate6 in30 gal
Ancistrus macrophthalmusLDA074Moderate3.1 in20 gal
Ancistrus piraretaLDA53Moderate6.1 in20 gal
Ancistrus ranunculusMedusa Pleco
L034
Moderate5 in15 gal
Ancistrus sp "L107"Brilliant Bristlenose Pleco
L107
L184
Moderate5.1 in30 gal
Ancistrus sp "L255"Spotted Medusa Pleco
L255
Moderate8 in45 gal
Ancistrus sp.Bristlenose Catfish
Bristlenose Pleco
Bushynose Catfish
Brushmouth Pleco
Common Bristlenose
Common Bristlenose Catfish
Veiltail Bristlenose
Piebald Bristlenose
Albino Veiltail
Golden Ancistrus
Moderate6 in15 gal
Ancistrus triradiatusTriradiatus Bristlenose Pleco
Bristlenose Pleco
LDA72
Moderate5 in15 gal
Aphanotorulus ammophilusL094
L123
Moderate6.3 in30 gal
Aphanotorulus unicolorUnicolor PlecoModerate5.5 in30 gal
Baryancistrus chrysolomusMagnum Pleco
Mango Pleco
L047
Moderate11 in35 gal
Baryancistrus sp "L081"Gold Nugget Pleco
L081
Moderate7 in30 gal
Baryancistrus sp "L142"Snowball Pleco
Big White Spot Pleco
White Spot Pleco
LDA33
L142
Moderate12 in65 gal
Baryancistrus xanthellusGold Nugget Pleco
Golden Nugget Pleco
L018
L85
L085
L177
Moderate8 in30 gal
Chaetostoma milesiRubbernose Pleco
Rubberlip Pleco
Bulldog Pleco
Mountain Stream Pleco
Spotted Bulldog Pleco
Spotted Rubber Pleco
Spotted Rubbernose Pleco
L187a
Moderate5 in20 gal
Chaetostoma thomsoniThomas' ChaetostomaModerate4 in25 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
Dekeyseria sp "L052"Flounder Pleco
Butterfly Pleco
L052
Moderate5 in15 gal
Farlowella acusTwig Catfish
Whiptail Catfish
Moderate8 in35 gal
Farlowella mariaelenaeTwig CatfishModerate9.8 in35 gal
Farlowella vittataTwig CatfishModerate9 in35 gal
Glyptoperichthys gibbicepsSailfin Pleco
Leopard Pleco
Gibby
L083
L165
Moderate20 in150 gal
Glyptoperichthys joselimaianusGold Spot Pleco
L001
L022
Moderate12 in75 gal
Hemiancistrus guahiborumSpotted Orange Seam Pleco
L106
Moderate5.9 in20 gal
Hemiancistrus pankimpujuCoal Pleco
L350
Peruvian Lyre-tail
Moderate15 in75 gal
Hemiancistrus sp "L128"Blue Phantom Pleco
L128
Moderate7 in20 gal
Hemiancistrus subviridisGreen Phantom Pleco
Green Pleco
Lemon Spotted Green Pleco
L200
Moderate7.5 in20 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
Hisonotus paulinusMarbled OtocinclusModerate1.6 in10 gal
Hypancistrus contradensContradens PlecoModerate5 in30 gal
Hypancistrus debilitteraL129Moderate3 in15 gal
Hypancistrus furunculusL199Moderate4.7 in30 gal
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