L027 Goldline Araguaia Royal Pleco (Panaque armbrusteri)


A vibrantly colored and distinctly marked variant of Royal Pleco, the Goldline Royal originates from the waters of the Rio Araguaia in Brazil. Its common name comes from their striking, high contrast pattern of black stripes against a vivid yellow-gold body coloration. Like all species of Panaque, they have specialized teeth and are adapted to eat and even digest wood, although the Woodgrain Royal Pleco also feeds on submerged vegetation and invertebrates. Conditions in the aquarium should be as close to their wild habitat as possible, with moderate to strong current, warm temperatures, and excellent water quality. Due to their specialized diet, we recommend providing driftwood for grazing and feeding a specialty diet like Repashy Morning Wood.


L027 Goldline Araguaia Royal Pleco (Panaque armbrusteri)

Origin: Wild Brazil
Locale: Rio Araguaia
Diet: Omnivore and scavenger, like most of its relatives prefers a protein-heavy diet
Adult Size: 15″
Recommended Tank Size: 125 gallons+
Compatibility: Generally peaceful but can be territorial towards other plecos, especially in the same genus

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.5 – 7.2
Temp:                     78-82F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm