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King Tiger Pleco (L066) Hypancistrus sp

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Fish Statistics
Minimum Tank Size:200 litres
Diet:Omnivore
Origin:South America
Temp (C):22-27 C
Max Size:12 cm
Family:Loricariidae
Temperament:Peaceful
pH:6.5 - 7.5
Care Level:Easy

The King Tiger Plecostomus is also listed as L-066 and L-333 in the Loricariidae listings. Obtaining a maximum size of about 6 inches, this pleco has very distinctive yellow/white banding on the dark body (tiger stripes) and horizontal yellow/white bands in the dorsal fin. The tail fin is sharply forked, with extensions along the fringe rays.
The King Tiger Pleco is found in the rivers of Brazil. The under slung mouth of the pleco acts as a suction devise to hold it in place, and to allow the specialized teeth to rasp algae off of rocks, plants and glass. This makes the pleco one of the best eaters of algae, its primary job in the home aquarium. They require some cover in the form of a rocky cave or large piece of driftwood in which to “hang out” most of the time. The Plecostomus will usually only be active during feeding and at night. Their body is flattened along the abdomen and most have a forked tail fin. The dorsal fin is kept near the body, but can be raised as a display to other fish. The pectoral fins often have small bristles and have thickened first rays.

While their primary diet is algae, they will scavenge other foods and should have their diet supplemented with algae wafers and blanched zucchini spears.

Most plecos will tolerate other plecos in the same aquarium, but there are exceptions, and plenty of hiding places are required. Generally long lived, the pleco can make a great addition as a scavenger in the aquarium.
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Where did you get your diet info for these? My king tigers won't touch algae wafers or spirulina foods and never eat algae from around the tank. Like most hypans, they lean towards a carnivorous diet and as such, shrimp pellets, blood worms and other meaty foods are preferred. Flake food is also accepted. Any courgettes or other vegetables I have tried putting in for them have been ignored.
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Also... peckoltia??? This is a Hypan.

Mine are fat now and I'm in the process of encouraging them to breed for me.
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Feel free to add the proper info skippy....oh and a book provided this wrong info gawd dammit lol...

copy and paste it into a new post and edit it were you think it needs it and i will eventually delete the origanal and leave yours there as you are the King expert.... Laughing

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King Tiger Pleco (L066) Hypancistrus sp



Fish Statistics
Minimum Tank Size:200 litres
Diet:Omnivore
Origin:South America
Temp (C):25-29 C
Max Size:12 cm
Family:Loricariidae
Temperament:Peaceful
pH:6.5 - 7.5
Care Level:Easy

The King Tiger Plecostomus is also listed as L-066. L-333 is often confused with this species and looks very similar. Obtaining a maximum size of about 6 inches, this pleco has very distinctive yellow/white banding on the dark body (tiger stripes) and horizontal yellow/white bands in the dorsal fin. The tail fin is sharply forked, with extensions along the fringe rays.
The King Tiger Pleco is found in the Lower Xingu or Tocantins rivers of Brazil. Good current and high levels of oxygen in the aquarium best approximate their natural environment. Few plants or vegetation exists in their natural environment and thus none are required in the home aquarium. Their preference for a meaty diet also makes them a poor choice as an algae eater. They require some cover in the form of a rocky cave or large piece of driftwood in which to “hang out” most of the time. Most Hypancistrus species are more shy than other 'plecos" and will usually only be active during feeding and at night.
While their primary diet is meat based, they will scavenge other foods and should have their diet supplemented with foods containing some algae.

King Tigers are peaceful with other fish and among the more peaceful of the plecostomus group amongst themselves.
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