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Alenquer Tiger Pleco L397

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Common & Latin Name: Alenquer Tiger Pleco L397 (Panaqolus sp.)

Care level: Easy
Max Size: 13cm
Temp: 24-28°C
PH: 6.0 - 7.5
Approximate purchase size: 3cm
Diet: Omnivore
Compatibility: Community

Alenquer Tiger Pleco L397 is a beautiful and sought after sucker-mouth from the Lower amazon River. It has a striking black and orange banded pattern across the body and the fins. Early in life, the face develops densely packed thin orange and black longitudinal lines, which twist to give the face a slightly scrolled pattern. It is a hardy and robust species as long as there is wood available as part of its diet.

The aquarium should be spacious, with soft substrate and furnished with bog wood and large smooth stones or caves. Water should be soft and acidic and like all plecos, they prefer dimmer lighting. This is a peaceful species that doesn't concern itself with other fish, but may become territorial with its own kind. Ideal tank mates would include tetras, corydoras, and dwarf cichlids like apistogrammas.

They are an omnivorous species and should be fed Pleco wafers, Sinking Wafers, bloodworm, mysis, krill, brine shrimp  as well as a good proportion of vegetable matter such as blanched spinach, kale, courgette or cucumber