Coal Pleco (Hemiancistrus pankimpuju)

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Coal Pleco

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Coal Pleco

Hemiancistrus pankimpuju

284 Litres (75 US G.)

25.4-38.1cm (10-15 ")




5.6 - 7.0

22.8-25.6°C (73 -78 °F)

2-20 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Other (See article)

5-8 years



Additional names

Coal Pleco, L350, Peruvian Lyre-tail

Identification[edit | edit source]

Quite a striking larger Pleco. Typical Pleco in shape with very long fin extensions on the upper and lower caudal lobes. The body is usually a deep brown to black with no markings although the belly may be slightly mottled. Although rare "deep water" fish have been found that are colourless, appearing to be white/pink in colour and lacking eyes, like the Blind Cave Tetra in that respect.

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