Species group: Catfish
Other common names: Whiptail Pleco; Whip Tail Pleco; Whiptail Plecostomus
Scientific name: Rineloricaria fallax
Rineloricaria fallax is found in shallow, fast flowing South American streams.
This species is peaceful and shy, and does well in community tanks. It is a peaceful fish that in captivity needs some water movement and lots of oxygen.
The Whiptail Catfish has very strict water requirements so it is not recommended for beginners. It is herbivorous and will do well with fresh green vegetables. They will also eat sinking algae wafers.
beginner fishkeeper, fairly boring fish, dull colour, hiding places, semilarge aerators