Striped Suckermouth Catfish
It belongs to the family Loricariidae.
Looks like most common Plecostomus, large low-set sucking mouth that is surrounded by fleshy lips.
Broad and flat pectoral and pelvic fins. Long, high, banner like dorsal fin. The mouth has barbels. The striped suckermouth catfish will get up to 4” in length.
Light green base, with black dots and yellow and black stripes on it’s fins.
The males will probably have whisker-like appendages on it’s head.
Temperature 70-77 degrees Fahrenheit (21-25 Celsius) Ph should be a neutral to slightly acidic rating. Soft to medium hard. The tank should have medium to hard lighting with a sandy bottom with plenty of hiding place among roots and other various decorations.
Heavily planted with plants that are not too feathery, strong plants that can take a beating.
Here I can not say enough that no matter how many plants you have in your tank to please feed the striped suckermouth catfish at least 2 algae discs or wafers a week. They will get food from the tank but they need this extra. But on with the food. The striped suckermouth catfish eats algae and other vegetable matter. Will adjust to commercial food well, but plenty of plant matter is recommended.
Will mainly stay on the bottom of the tank that has running water. Is territorial, and aggressive with other members of its species. With age can become even more aggressive.
Will work well with other species and gentle around even the smallest of fish.