L002 Tiger Pleco Catfish - Panaqolus Panaque Sp 4cm
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L002 TIGER PLECO - 4CM
Peaceful and unproblematic fish, suitable for community tanks and show tanks with easy to stress fish like Discus or Angel Fish, as well as other bottom-dwelling fish. May become a bit pushy during feeding time if not enough hiding places are offered.
This is a wood-eating catfish, like all species from the genus Panaque (including those known to some as Panaqolus) and Cochliodon. Therefore, a good supply of bog wood is necessary in the tank: not only does this fish extracts certain elements and nutrients from the organic layer which forms on the wood over time (also known as “Aufwuchs”), it actually eats the wood itself, possibly for digestive reasons. As wood does is not very rich in nutrients, it means the Tiger Panaque consumes vast amounts of it, and produces an almost equal amount of waste (because of which a very strong filtration system is an absolute necessity).
Besides wood, the diet can be supplemented with vegetable matter (cucumber, lettuce, egg plant/aubergine, zucchini/courgette, etc. as well as algae and catfish pellets) and meaty foods like shrimp and pieces of fish fillet.
Species - Panaqolus Panaque Sp
Common Name - L002, Tiger Pleco
Mature Adult Size - 4"
Origin - South America
PH Range - 5.5 - 7.5
Temperature Range 25°c - 29°c
Water Type - Versitile but prefer soft slightly acidic
Breed Type - Egg Layer, Cave Spawner
Size - 4cm
Sex - Unsexed