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rusty pleco


Family: L oricariidae
Species: Hypostomus cochliodon
Common Name: L-310, LDA51 Rusty pleco.
Size: Up to 9" (23 cm)
Habitat: SOUTH AMERICA: Paraguay and middle Paraná River basins.
Min Tank Size: At least 55 gallons for adult.
Note: The "L" numbers for the plecos can be confusing for all but the experts. The general requirements are basically the same for all the plecos. Full grown size has to be considered when planing to add them to your aquarium.
Diet: Omnivorous, Flake frozen and some live, needs to be supplemented with green matter such as zucchini and peas.
Behavior: Peaceful.
Water: Temperature of 71 to 76°F (21 to 24°C), pH range: 6.3 – 7.2; dH range: 10 - 18
Care: Somewhat easy to keep. Provide hiding areas for security.
Communities: Good.
Suitability: Good for all with consideration for size and requirements.

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