|| L oricariidae
|| Pterygoplichthys gibbiceps
||L-083, Sailfin pleco, Leopard pleco
|| Up to 20" (50 cm)
||SOUTH AMERICA: Middle and upper Amazon and Orinoco
|Min Tank Size:
||At least 125 gallons for adult.
||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.
||Omnivorous, Flake frozen and some live, needs to be
supplemented with green matter such as zucchini and peas.
||Peaceful to others. Can be aggressive among themselves.
||Temperature of 73 to 81°F (23 to 27°C), pH range:
6.0 – 8.0; dH range: 5 - 19
||Easy to keep. Needs good filtration and hiding places
to feel secure.
|| Good. Can hold its' own with other large fish
||Good for all with consideration for size and requirements.