Goby pleco - Parotocinclus jumbo
Scientific name: Parotocinclus jumbo
Common name: Goby pleco
Usual size in fish tanks: 5 - 6 cm (1.97 - 2.36 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6.3 - 7.7
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 6 - 15°N (107.14 - 267.86ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 21 - 26 °C (69.8 - 78.8°F)
The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning
Where the species comes from: South America
Temperament to its own species: peaceful
Temperament toward other fish species: peaceful
Usual place in the tank: Bottom levels
Food and feeding
Feed Goby pleco’s Spirulina, granules, bloodworms. They should also eat algae, however if there is enough food of other kind, they will likely ignore algae.
Up to 4-5 years if raised in right conditions.
In order to increase the chance of successful spawning (and spawning as itself), do water changes (but not regular weekly changes - instead, change water regularly and then stop for a month, when the month without water change is over, change 2x more water than you use to normally) and feed them bloodworms. These do stimulate breeding. When the fry hatch, they will eat algae and other uneaten food from the bottom of your tank. Avoid keeping aggressive fish in the same tank along with newborns as they could become food of bigger and hungry fish.
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