Panaque nigrolineatus
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Panaque nigrolineatus

Common Names: Gold Line Royal Pleco
L027 a,b,c
Orange Royal
Royal Pleco
Synonyms: Chaetostomus nigrolineatus
Family: Loricariidae
Category: Catfish_Bottom_Feeders
Distribution: America - South; Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil, and possibly neighboring countries, though details are sketchy.
Main Ecosystem: River; River
Temperament: Reclusive; Generally peaceful towards tankmates. Can become agressive during feeding times and should not be kept with timid species.
Diet: Herbivore; Herbivore
Care: One of the reputed "anorexic" plecos in that new specimens tend to starve themselves. Therefore, when being introduced to a new aquarium, particularly aggressively feeding tankmates should be seperated from this fish until it begins a regime of regular feeding. Food is best administered at night. Feed with copious amounts of sinking algae tablets, boiled peas and zuccini. Some bogwood should be placed in the tank for roughage. Hiding places made from large pieces of hollow driftwood are essential.
6.5 - 7.5
22°C - 26°C
72°F - 79°F
2 dH - 15 dH
Potential Size: Male: 40cm (15.7")
Female: 40cm (15.7")
Water Region: Bottom; Bottom
Activity: Nocturnal; Nocturnal
Gender: Odontodes on males are larger.
Breeding: Has been accomplished but data is unavailable. Try raising the temperature and gradually lowering the water level over a period of two weeks. Then add cooler fresh water. The eggs will be laid in hollow logs.
Comments: Most Royal Plecos sold are wild caught.
Main Colours:
Markings: Not Specified
Mouth: Not Specified
Tail: Not Specified
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Submitted By: Adam
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