Royal Pleco

Common Name: Royal Pleco

Latin Name: Panaque nigrolineatus

Origin: South America

Temperature: 73-78°F (22-26°C)

Ease Of Keeping: medium-hard

Aggressivness: relatively non-aggressive (will suck on other fishes slime coat).

Lighting: dim to bright

Adult Size: 10-12 inches (25-30cm)

Minimum Tank Size: 45 gallons (180 liters)

Feeding: algae,algae tablets and vegetables.

Spawning Method: egg layer

Comments:
they need hiding spots.
they grow really big.
they sometimes uproot plants.
while normally peaceful they can get crazy at feeding time and really shouldnt be housed with tiny fish.
very hard to breed.In fact most royal pleco’s are caught in the wild.
most are caught along the amazon basin.
P.H should be around 7.0.
they do best in 45-100 gallon tanks.
they have been breed in captivity but it is really,really hard to have them spawn and then raise the eggs.