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Pleco l234 - Megalancistrus parananus

Pleco l234 - Megalancistrus parananus

Scientific name: Megalancistrus parananus

Common name: Pleco l234

Family: Loricariidae

Usual size in fish tanks: 55 - 62 cm (21.65 - 24.41 inch)


Recommended pH range for the species: 5.8 - 7.5

Recommended water hardness (dGH): 6 - 26°N (107.14 - 464.29ppm)

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Recommended temperature: 22 - 27 °C (71.6 - 80.6°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

Pleco l234 will accept quality wafers and sinking pellets. They will also need treats of blood worm and brine shrimp, along with shrimp pellets.


South America; Pleco l234 are found in the Amazon tributaries of Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay


There are no visible differences between the sexes.


Due to the adult size of these fish (24 inches) it is nearly impossible to breed these in the aquarium.


The expected life span for Megalancistrus parananus is over 20 years.

Short description

As mentioned above, Megalancistrus parananus fish grow large so will require the largest of aquariums. They are very territorial when adult; two males together could kill each other if not separated. Any décor in the tank must be secure as they are very strong and will topple it if given the chance. They are quite rare in the hobby so the price for them will reflect this.


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