Main hues for a Plecostomus (Hypostomus plecostomus)

Plecostomus (Hypostomus plecostomus)
Plecostomus (Hypostomus plecostomus)

Ceramic artwork colors for a Plecostomus (Hypostomus plecostomus)

Ceramic artwork colors for a Plecostomus (Hypostomus plecostomus)
Ceramic artwork colors for a Plecostomus fish

Main hues for a Plecostomus fish - Choosing the right colors for fish art


As you can see by looking at the video the fish has pretty much an earthy hue. In fact the entire fish is mostly brown or all black in color. When creating the artwork it will be important to add contrasting colors to the fish to give it a more interesting look. By looking at the color chart above any of the lighter colors could be used for contrast.

Hypostomus plecostomus, a suckermouth catfish or common pleco, is a tropical fish belonging to the armored catfish family (Loricariidae), named after the armor-like longitudinal rows of scutts that cover the upper part of the head and the body, the lower portion of the head and the abdomen are bare. Although the name Hypostomus plecostomus is often used to refer to common plecostomus sold in aquarium shops, most are actually members of other genres.

Suckermouth catfish are of little or no use as food fish, although they are at least occasionally eaten in their native range. Nonetheless, there is scope for them in the trade of aquariums.

Hypostomus plecostomus is known for its sucker mouth, which allows it to cling to the surface as well as to grip and rasp on food. This omnivorous species is fed by algae, aquatic plants and small crustaceans.

H. Plecostomus is one of several species commonly referred to as "plecostomus" or "common pleco" by aquarists. Such fish are sold when young and small, but they can grow up to a maximum size of 50 centimeters (20 inches). In the aquarium, this dark-colored, nocturnal catfish is often bought for its ability to clean algae from fish tanks, but it also contributes a lot of waste to the nitrogen cycle.

References
Hypostomus plecostomus (Linnaeus, 1758) Suckermouth catfish
Pterygoplichthys disjunctivus (Weber, 1991)
Hypostomus plecostomus

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