Diet & Nutrition: Royal Pleco needs a high vegetable diet. Use quality flake or pellets but add plenty of greens in the form of lettuce, spinach and they seem to love peas the most.
Breeding & Spawning: Royal Plecos do not breed well in captivity.
Gender: There are no visible differences between the sexes; it is possible to sex them when they are mature by turning them over and looking at their vents. The females genital papilla will be round and blunted, in the male it will be smaller and have a pointed shape.