|| L oricariidae
|| Panaqolus albomaculatus ( Panaque albomaculatus )
||LDA031, Mustard Spot Pleco, Orange Spot Pleco
|| Adult Male: 4.88 inches (12.4 cm)
||SOUTH AMERICA: Upper Amazon, headwaters of Napo, Maranon, and Ucayali rivers. Ecuador (Rio Suno, Napo River, Rio Pucuno, Rio Pastaza, Chichirota, Bobonaza) and Peru (Rio Maranon, and Rio Ucayali).
|Min Tank Size:
||Individual: 29 gallons (109.78 liters) or larger
Two fish: 50 gallons (189.27 liters) or larger
Because these fish can be territorial towards other bottom-dwellers, ensure that each fish has a range of at least 12 x 12 inches (30 x 30 cm.).
||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.
||Omnivore: Above all these fish are wood-eaters, feeding
on both the aufwuchs that form on the wood, as well as digesting
the wood itself. So it's as essential to provide driftwood as
it is to provide other types of food. This fish enjoys a varied
diet of live and frozen bloodworms and tubifex, algae tablets,
catfish pellets and vegetables such as cucumber, lettuce, eggplant
||A very peaceful, nocturnal fish that is territorial
with conspecifics. Allow a minimum of roughly 12 x 12 inches (30
x 30 cm) of area per bottom-dweller.
||Temperature of 79 to 94°F (26 to 33°C), pH range:
6.0 – 7.0; (dH range: data not available)
||Easy to Moderate. Appreciates good cover from plants,
driftwood, flower pots, PVC pipe, stone shelters, spawning caves.
Strong filtration with excellent oxygen saturation and some current
is advised. Sensitive to nitrates, so frequent water changes are
|| Very peaceful for community tanks provided that a minimum area of roughly 12 x 12 inches (30 x 30 cm) is allowed per bottom-dweller. Anabantoids, barbs, loaches, rainbows, tetras, plecos and other small, non-territorial cats make great tankmates.
||Good for all
||It's rasping can easily be heard as it works it's way around the aquarium.