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.
Up to 10" (25cm)
SOUTH AMERICA: Orinoco and southern middle and lower
Amazon River tributaries.
Herbivore, prefers algae.
Peaceful in community settings.
Temperature 72°F to 79°F (22°-26° C), ph 6.5 to
7.5, dH range: 2 - 15.
Difficult, needs plenty of space, well oxygenated
water, and a regular supply of vegetables and wood on which to