Royal Pleco - L190 - Panaque Nigrolineatus

Royal Pleco - L190 - Panaque Nigrolineatus

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Introducing the Royal Pleco (L190 - Panaque Nigrolineatus): A Majestic Aquatic Beauty

Step into the world of aquatic grandeur with the Royal Pleco (L190 - Panaque Nigrolineatus), a magnificent freshwater fish celebrated for its regal appearance and distinctiveness. Originating from the rivers and streams of South America, particularly in the Amazon River basin, this pleco species showcases an extraordinary blend of elegance and charm, making it a highly sought-after choice for aquarists.

Key Features:

1. Royal Appearance: The Royal Pleco (L190) lives up to its name with a distinguished appearance. Its body is adorned with intricate patterns, including a mix of creamy white and dark spots, resembling the splendor of a royal garment.

2. Ideal Size for Large Aquariums: Reaching an adult size of about 14-16 inches (30-38 cm), the Royal Pleco is a substantial yet manageable addition to medium to large aquariums. Its impressive size and distinctive appearance make it a captivating centerpiece in any aquatic setup.

3. Native to South America: Originating from the freshwater rivers and streams of South America, particularly in the Amazon River basin, the Royal Pleco is accustomed to habitats with ample driftwood, rocks, and moderate water flow.

4. Gentle & Peaceful Nature: Known for their gentle and peaceful temperament, Royal Plecos coexist harmoniously with a variety of non-aggressive fish species. They are an excellent choice for a community aquarium, adding grace and charm to your aquatic setting.

5. Omnivorous Diet: Royal Plecos have an omnivorous diet, feeding on algae, vegetables, and occasional meaty foods. A well-balanced diet ensures their health and vibrant coloration.

Care Instructions:

  • Tank Size: Provide a suitable tank, preferably a 75-gallon tank or larger, to accommodate the adult size and social nature of the Royal Pleco.

  • Water Parameters: Maintain stable water parameters with a temperature range of 75-82°F (24-28°C) and a neutral to slightly acidic pH (6.5-7.5).

  • Diet: Offer a varied diet, including algae wafers, sinking pellets, and occasional servings of blanched vegetables or meaty foods to meet their nutritional needs.

  • Compatibility: Royal Plecos are peaceful and thrive in a community aquarium with other non-aggressive fish species.

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