Pleco l234 - Megalancistrus parananus
Scientific name: Megalancistrus parananus
Common name: Pleco l234
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)
0°C 32°F30°C 86°F
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.
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.
Bought by aqua-fish.net from jjphoto.dk.