Pleco Lifespan or Life Expectancy?

Topic: I have a pleco fish and he is around 5 years old. I’m afraid he is starting to loose energy and might die of old maybe..? How long do these pleco catfish live for? Is there anything I can do to make him have a better life to live longer? Thanks for help.


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Posted by Megan H: It’s not uncommon for these plecos to live for 10 or more years. They do start to get less active once they get a bit older.. but yours isn’t that old yet. I would make sure you are feeding the fish properly. A LOT OF PEOPLE screw this up. These fish are nocturnal so they come out at night. Right before your aquarium lights go off, throw in a high quality algae disc for them to feed on. Some of the lower quality foods are full of bad things. Here is a quality brand food

Omega One Veggie Rounds, 4.2 Ounce Container
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When you put the food in right before the lights go off, this makes sure the other fish aren’t eating the algae discs because that commonly happens and the pleco starves to death. Hopefully this helps you out and good luck on your fish keeping.

pleco catfish lifespan

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