Clown Pleco (Panaqolus maccus)


One of the most popular small plecos in the aquarium hobby, the Clown Pleco or L104 is found in the rocky waters of the Rio Meta and its tributaries in Colombia. A scavenger and algae grazer, they will feed on nuisance algae in the aquarium but prefer more protein rich foods and should be supplemented with a variety of foods including gel diet, sinking pellets or wafers, and fresh veggies. Peaceful and generally safe with live plants, they are an excellent pleco for small or medium aquariums with a maximum size of just over 3″

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Clown Pleco (Panaqolus maccus)

Origin: Wild Colombia
Locale: Rio Meta
Diet: Driftwood, Algae, Biofilm
Adult Size: 3.5″
Recommended Tank Size: 15 gallons
Compatibility: Very peaceful but may be territorial toward others of the same species

Preferred Water Parameters
pH: 6.5 – 7.5
Temp: 76-82F
Ammonia: 0ppm
Nitrite: 0ppm
Nitrate: <30ppm