Species group: Catfish
Other common names: L102
Scientific name: Hypancistrus inspector
The Snowball Pleco is a species of suckermouth armored catfish from Venezuela.
The Snowball Pleco's body is black, dark grey or reddish brown and decorated with white or yellow "snowballs" on the sides.
The Snowball Pleco does well in a peaceful community tank, may be territorial to other pleco species.
Snowball Pleco are bottom dwellers and prefer plenty of hiding places, subdued lighting, and quiet company. They are omnivores and will eat just about anything.