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Sultan Plecco L264
Sultan Plecco L264
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Absolutely Fish Naturals

Sultan Plecco L264

Difficulty - Intermediate
Personality: Nocturnal Omnivore
Latin Name: Leporacanthicus joselimai (L-264)
Adult full size: 6”
Minimum Tank Size: 55 gallons
Water Parameters: pH 6.2 – 7.2
Safe for Planted Tanks: Yes
Foods: Algae wafers, Bloodworms, Shrimp pellets

This is a beautiful variety of what are called ‘Fancy Pleco-s’; it originates from the Rio Tapajós in Brazil. Juveniles like this one have beautiful leopard-like pattern of black spots against light grey body; as they grow the light grey darkens and becomes brownish. Juveniles have white tips on their dorsal and caudal fins which turn to yellow as they mature. Good (oxygen-rich) water flow and driftwood are a must, while a pebbly substrate and rocky hiding places are highly recommended (to recreate the bottom of a flowing river). Sultan Plecos are considered peaceful community fish, but like most fancy plecos, they can be territorial and aggressive towards conspecifics & other bottom dwellers. Avoid mixing with other pleco-s unless tank is big enough to establish separate territories (at least 1 square foot per pleco, with decorations as dividers). It is an omnivore, so be sure to feed a mixed variety of meaty and veggie-based foods; it is a nocturnal feeder, so feed as late as you can.
Regular price $79.99
Category: Catfish Plecos