SOUTH AMERICA: southern tributaries of the middle and lower
Amazon, Madeira, Tocantins and Guamá rivers; also known from
the Ventuari River basin in the upper Orinoco drainage.
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; They will eat a variety of foods, not
good for eating algae.
Reclusive, Nocturnal, Peaceful towards most fish,
though they can be very territorial towards other bottom feeders.
Temperature 72 to 79°F (22 to 26°C), pH range: 5.5
– 7.2; dH range: 5 - 19