The Marble Albino Sailfin Plecostomus, comes from the rivers and tributaries of South America. The body is different shades of brown with a pattern of lighter markings covering it. This species receives its name from its large dorsal fin. Sailfin Plecos make good additions to any community aquarium. This is a captive-bred species known by many scientific names, the most common being Glyptoperichthys gibbiceps. The Albino Marble Sailfin Pleco is also known as the Spotted Sailfin Plecostomus. Originating from the Rio Pacaya in Peru, South America, the Albino Marble Sailfin Plecostomus is a peaceful, bottom-dwelling member of the armour-plated catfish group.
Planted aquariums with hearty, fast-growing plants, high aeration, and water movement make for a healthy environment. Rocks and driftwood help to accent a natural habitat and provide hiding spaces to reduce stress for the Sailfin Plecostomus. A recommended minimum tank of 125 gallons should be provided to house this fish.
The Sailfin Plecostomus spawns in tunnels dug out of the mud banks of various tributaries. A very large aquarium with a wall of mud is required for this species to spawn. Because of this requirement, it has not yet been done in an aquarium.