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Hoplo

Family: CALLICHTHYIDAE
Species: Megalechis thoracata
Common Name: Hoplo, spotted Hoplo.
Size: 5 in (13 cm)
Habitat: SOUTH AMERICA: Orinoco and upper Paraguay River basins.
Min Tank Size: At least 30 gallons for adult.
Diet: Omnivore, will take flake frozen, live and sinking pellets.
Behavior: Peaceful, bottom swimmer.
Water: Temperature of 62°F to 82°F (17°-28° C) , pH range: 5.5 8.2; dH range: 4 - 18
Care: Easy.
Communities: Excellent, can get aggressive at feeding time.
Suitability: Good for all.

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