|| L oricariidae
|| Pterygoplichthys pardalis
||L-021, L-023 pleco, Amazon sailfin catfish.
|| Up to 5" (13 cm)
||SOUTH AMERICA: : Lower Amazon River region.
|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, High amounts of vegetable matter, and
can be supplemented sinking algae wafers.
||Temperature of 77 to 86°F (25 to 30°C), pH range:
7.0 – 7.5; dH range: 10 - 20
||Easy to keep. Needs some driftwood and good water
conditions for proper health.
|| Good, can be aggressive to other bottom feeders.
||Good for all with consideration for size and requirements.