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Pario-Ancistrus (L-048) Plecostomus
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Pario-Ancistrus (L-048) Plecostomus (Scobinancistrus pariolispos)

Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Black, Tan, White
Diet Omnivore
Water Conditions 74-79° F, KH 6-10, pH 6.5-7.4
Max. Size 9"
Origin South America
Family Loricariidae
Minimum Tank Size 70 gallons
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Overview

The Pario-Ancistrus Pleco comes from the rivers and tributaries of South America. The body is black to dark brown and has numerous, closely-spaced white spots covering the entire body and fins. Pario-Ancistrus Plecos make good additions to any community aquarium.

Planted aquariums with hearty, fast-growing plants, high aeration, and water movement make for a healthy environment. Rocks and driftwood help to accent a natural habitat and provide hiding spaces to reduce stress for the Pario-Ancistrus Pleco. A recommended minimum tank of 70 gallons should be provided to house this fish.

The breeding habits of the Pario-Ancistrus Pleco are unknown.

Feeding the Pario-Ancistrus Pleco is not difficult due to the fact that 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.

Approximate Purchase Size: 2" to 4-1/2"

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