A sailfin pleco is a type of algae-eating catfish of the species P. gibbiceps or G. gibbiceps. Sailfin plecos are one of the larger species of the plecostomus family, reaching 18 to 20 inches as adults.
The sailfin pleco is also known by the common names clown pleco and leopard pleco. They require a steady diet of algae and driftwood. Like most plecos, sailfin plecos can live 10 to 15 years in captivity, or upwards of 20 years in the wild. This type of pleco requires a very large tank as an adult, with a 100-gallon aquarium serving as the minimum size.Learn More
The butterfly pleco is a catfish species native to the tributaries of South America's Amazon River, and it's a popular aquarium fish. Reaching 5 to 7 inches in length, the specimen is identified by its striped body pattern of black and either gold or white.Full Answer >
Goldfish eggs hatch within 48 to 72 hours, and the fish may live as long as 15 to 25 years. Within a week, the young start to resemble goldfish more closely, although they don't develop mature goldfish coloration until they are approximately a year old. Goldfish only reach sexual maturity if provided with the right water and nutrition; breeding is triggered by a sudden change in temperature.Full Answer >
Fish live in almost every available body of water, including rivers, lakes, oceans and streams. The species of fish determines whether it lives in saltwater or freshwater. Fish also live at various water depths with some fish preferring deep water and others staying close to the surface.Full Answer >
When a female angelfish is ready to breed, she and all male tank mates will drop their papilla. The papilla is a tubular structure located between the anal fin and ventral fin. The papilla of a female will generally be smaller and more blunt tipped than the male papilla.Full Answer >