How big do Rubber lipped plecos get?

around 7 inches
The average max size of the rubber lip pleco is around 7 inches in length. They aren’t very big fish unlike some of the other popular plecos out there, which makes them a great pet for home aquariums.

Are rubber lip plecos aggressive?

Tankmates. Rubber Lipped plecos are peaceful fish and don’t appreciate aggressive tankmates who hassle them. So, overall, these fish make a great addition to a harmonious community aquarium. However, provided that the aquarium is large enough and there’s plenty of space, you should not really have a problem.

What do I feed my rubber lip pleco?

They also eat all kinds of commercial flake and pellet foods, but must get sufficient algae and vegetable matter, such as fresh zucchini, romaine lettuce, spinach or spirulina pellets. You will see your algae eater swimming at the bottom of your aquarium.

Can 2 plecos live together?

A pair of plecos can sometimes flourish together, but only if they were introduced to a tank at the same time, and as babies. If two plecos are used to being around each other and haven’t ever been apart, they can often find success — and tranquility — in being around each other.

Can a rubber lip pleco live in a 20 gallon tank?

With its maximum body size of just over 4 inches, the Rubber Lipped pleco can be comfortably kept in a 20-gallon Long tank. That’s 30.25 x 12.5 inches of bottom footprint for a single specimen.

What’s the best algae eater?

What Are The Best Algae-Eating Fish?

  • Bristlenose Plecostomus (Bristlenose plecos) Bristlenose plecos are a great addition to most aquariums.
  • Siamese Algae Eater.
  • Chinese Algae Eater.
  • Otocinclus Catfish.
  • Twig Catfish.
  • Nerite Snail.
  • Cherry Shrimp.
  • Amano Shrimp.

What kind of fish is the rubber lip pleco?

The rubber lip pleco is a freshwater fish that many aquarists don’t know much about. In fact, when you look around online there aren’t any comprehensive resources available on them! One of the main reasons for this is that most fishkeepers flock to their relative, the bristlenose pleco.

How often should you feed a rubber lip pleco?

Feed them twice a day and don’t give them more food than they can eat in a couple of minutes. Always watch for any uneaten food that might fall to the substrate as well. This is one of the easiest parts of rubber lip pleco care. These fish are extremely peaceful and don’t want to cause any problems with others.

How long does a rubber lipped pleco stay in a tank?

A single Rubber lipped pleco can demolish a heavily algae-infested 20-gallon tank in just under two weeks. Or so I’ve witnessed in my personal experience. Another reason they may not be interested in cleaning up a tank is not enough CO2 for your plants. Such conditions favor the algae allowing it to fortify its cell walls.

Is the pleco a friendly or aggressive fish?

The common pleco ( Hypostomus plecostomus) is known for its aggression, but this isn’t a problem with RLs. They are friendly and mellow fish that usually get along with other peaceful community species. They tend to be shy and enjoy hiding as they feed amid your plants and decor during the day, but may become more active at night.