L027a Xingu ‘Platinum’ Royal Pleco


A distinctive and strikingly marked Panaquehailing from Brazil’s Rio Xingu, the Platinum Royal Pleco or Long Nose Royal Pleco inhabits rocky, clear, fast-moving water throughout its native range. They are characterized by a more elongated body than other Royal Plecos and a base coloration of whitish silver (as opposed to brown or green) which becomes more pronounced as they grow. Like all Royal Plecos they are wood eaters by nature, and should be offered plenty of driftwood in the aquarium. Specialized diets like Repashy’s xylivore formula gel premix are ideal for this species. In the aquarium, they will do best when kept in similar conditions to their wild habitat, with warm (80-84), well-oxygenated water and moderate to strong current.



L027a Xingu ‘Platinum Royal Pleco (Panaque cf. armbrusteri ‘Xingu’)

Origin: Wild Brazil
Locale: Middle Rio Xingu near Altamira
Diet: Driftwood, Algae, Biofilm
Adult Size: 20″
Recommended Tank Size: 180 gallons
Compatibility: Can be aggressive toward similar species but generally peaceful

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.5 – 7.5
Temp:                     78 – 85F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm