King Tiger Pleco (Hypancistrus sp "L066")

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King Tiger Pleco

Hypancistrus sp "L066"

76 Litres (20 US G.)

10.2-12.7cm (4-5 ")

sg

Freshwater

pH

5.8 - 7.0

25 -29 °C (77-84.2°F)

6-16 °d

1:1 M:F

Carnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

5-8 years

Family

Loricariidae





Additional names

King Tiger Pleco, Network Pleco, Scribbled Pleco, L066


Origin

Sexing

Tank compatibility

Peaceful towards tank mates, but may pose a threat to fry. Will be mildly territorial towards other Plecos, but as long as there's enough caves they should be fine.

Diet

This is a carnivorous pleco, feed with sinking wafers and pellets, shrimp, bloodworm, brine shrimp and mussel.

Feeding regime

Feed once a day.

Environment Specifics

Requires a spacious, mature and well filtered tank. Does well with a strong current and requires many caves in which to hide and stake claim to.

Behaviour

Can be territorial towards conspecifics, but as long as there's plenty of caves these Plecos are more peaceful compared to other Plecos and can share their tank with other Hypancistrus.

Identification

Typical Pleco in shape with a large underslung suckermouth. Can be mistaken for several other Pleco species including L333, L318, L399, L400 and L401. L066 has even/straight lines in the fins, other similar fish do not L318 and L401 comes from different rivers other than Rio Xingu, so if capture location is available, then the difference is very obvious. Both of these fishes have a dark base colouration with lighter lines. L318 also has more wide areas of dark colour and the lighter lines are often broken. L401 has narrower dark areas, but still many broken lines.

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