The Gold Royal Pleco (L-027)
Minimum Tank Size:200 litres
Temp (C):22-26 C
pH:6.5 - 7.0
The Gold Royal Plecostomus, also known as the Golden Line Royal Plecostromus, comes from the rivers and tributaries of South America. It is dark brown to black with irregular golden horizontal stripes. The rays of the fins are also golden. Gold Royal Plecos make good additions to any community aquarium.
Planted aquariums with hardy, fast-growing plants, high aeration, and water movement provide a healthy environment. Rocks and driftwood help to accent a natural habitat and provide hiding spaces to reduce the stress for the Gold Royal Plecostomus. A recommended minimum tank of 125 gallons should be provided to house this fish.
The Gold Royal Plecostomus has not been bred in an aquarium and little is known about their breeding habits.
Feeding the Gold Royal Plecostomus is not difficult since it is not a picky eater. Feeding off the bottom of the aquarium, it gets most of its nutrition from left over food and algae. If there is no algae or left over food present, supplement with high quality flake food, sinking carnivore pellets, freeze-dried bloodworms, and tubifex.