Plecostomus | Clown Pleco

Plecostomus | Clown Pleco

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Scientific Name: Panaque maccus

Common Name: Clown Pleco

Adult Size: 3.5 - 4 inches

Life Expectancy: approximately 10 years, can live longer

Habitat: Venezuela and Columbia

Minimum Tank Size: 20 gallons

Ideal Tank Conditions: 

  • Temperature Range: 73-82°F
  • pH Range: 6.8 to 7.6
  • Hardness Range:  2.0 - 30.0

    Temperament: Peaceful towards other species, males are territorial towards other males

    Diet & Nutrition: Mainly a wood eater, but the clown pleco will eat many other things as well like yams, cucumbers.

    Breeding & Spawning: Very difficult to breed the clown pleco in the home aquarium

    Gender: Males develop enamel growths on their backs during adulthood. They may be hard to sex until they are quite mature. Males may also have more barbels than females, but this is not always the case.

    Compatible Tank Mates: See Compatibility Chart

     


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