Acquired: Fish / pet store
Posted Mar 30, 2014
I would never have another freshwater fish tank without a Pleco! They are great tank cleaners and they get along with every other fish I have ever put in a tank. They are very low maintenance. In fact, they are so low maintenance that, depending on the habitat in the tank, they may hide for a couple days before you see them again.
I noticed a huge difference once I no longer had a Pleco in my tank, and got another one immediately. The one I had got far too large for the tank. I donated it to the local college, who put it in their tank with an Oscar in it. That tank was much, much larger, and the Pleco did well as the Oscar's companion for many years after I had to give him up.