L066 - King Tiger Pleco "Hypancistrus sp."

L066 - King Tiger Pleco "Hypancistrus sp."

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Common name: King Tiger Plecostomus, Network pleco, and Scribbled pleco, L066 Scientific name: Hypancistrus Species Average Adult Fish Size: 5 inches / 12 cm Place of Origin: North East Brazil, South America Typical Tank setup: South American riverine biotope with rocks, caves, drift wood, bogwood, roots, and live plants. Recommended Minimum Aquarium Capacity: 30 gallon / 120 litre Compatibility: A peaceful fish if plenty of hiding places are provided. Temperature: 77 – 84 Deg. F / 25 – 29 Deg. C Water chemistry: pH 5.8 – 7.4 Feeding: Carnivorous species. You can use prepared foods such as pellets, wafers, sticks, and flakes for carnivores as a base and supplement with plenty of fresh or frozen meaty foods such as bloodworms, shrimps and mussels. Sexing: Male King tiger plecos are bigger than the females and develop a darker and more distinct color pattern. They also have longer odontodes and you can see more bristles on their pectoral spines.