Candy Stripe Pleco (L-137)



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The Candy Stripe Plecostomus, also known as the Rio-Negro-Peckoltia, comes from the rivers and tributaries of South America. It is dark brown to black with irregular golden vertical stripes. The rays of the fins are also golden with black stripes. Candy Stripe Plecos make good additions to any community aquarium.

Planted aquariums with hearty, fast-growing plants, high aeration, and water movement make for a healthy environment. Rocks and driftwood help to accent a natural habitat and provide hiding spaces to reduce stress for the Candy Stripe Plecostomus. A recommended minimum tank of 30 gallons should be provided to house this fish.

The Candy Stripe Plecostomus has not been bred in an aquarium setting and little is known about their breeding habits.

Feeding the Candy Stripe Plecostomus is not difficult due to the fact that it is not a picky eater. Feeding off the bottom of the aquarium, it gets most of its nutrition from left over food and algae. If there is no algae or left over food present, supplement with high quality flake food, sinking carnivore pellets, freeze-dried bloodworms, and tubifex.

Quick Stats:
Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Peaceful
Water Conditions: 74-79° F, pH 6.5-7.4, KH 6-10
Color Form: Black, Tan
Diet: Omnivore
Origin: South America
Family: Loricariidae

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