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Angelicus Pleco
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Family: L oricariidae
Species: Hypancistrus sp. (L 004, L 005)
Common Name: Angelicus Pleco
Size: 4.5 inches (11cm)
Habitat: SOUTH AMERICA: Brazil.
Diet: Omnivorous, High amounts of vegetable matter, and can be supplemented with fruit, vegetables, pellets and bits of fish, algae wafers and live foods.
Behavior: Bottom opportunistic feeder, territorial.
Water: Temperature of 71°F to 82°F (22°-28° C) , pH range: 6.6 7.6; dH range: 5 - 12
Care: Easy to keep. Needs frequent water changes.
Communities: Best not kept with other plecs at all, larger but not aggressive mid to top swimming fish tank mates should be fine.
Suitability: Good for all with consideration of care.

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