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Clown Pleco

Clown Pleco © anomynous

Clown Pleco © anomynous

Common Name: Clown Pleco
Latin Name: Panaque maccus
Origin: Rio las Marinas, Venezuala
Temperature: 75F-82°F
pH: 6.6 to 7.8 (not critical)
Ease Of Keeping: Needs extra care
Aggressivness: Easy going
Lighting: Subdued lighting
Adult Size: 4" (10cm)
Minimum Tank Size: 5 gallons
Feeding: Omnivore
Spawning Method: Egglayer
Comments: This dwarf Pleco does eat algae but often it will not clean up a tank. It prefers meaty foods to algae. It is also very shy so provide many hiding places, driftwood, and a dark bottom. It will defend its favorite cave against other fish. Feed this fish algae wafers, sinking pellets, and blanched lettuce or cucumbers.
Added By: Matt Boom
Comments: This fish is quite shy, but very cute. A major part of its diet is wood, which it needs to survive. Make sure you have some driftwood in the tank, the clown pleco will scrape it clean every day. Because there is not much nutrition in wood, it poops quite a lot too so good filtration is recommended. A great addition to the tank!

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