L027c Thunder Line / Gold Line Royal Pleco


One of the most vibrantly colored and striking variants of Royal Pleco, the Thunder Line Royal Pleco originates from the rocky, fast-moving waters of the upper Tapajos river and its tributaries in Brazil. Like all species of Panaque, they have specialized teeth and are adapted to eat and even digest wood, although they will also feed on submerged vegetation. Conditions in the aquarium should be as close to their wild habitat as possible, with fast 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 Xylivore formula.


L027c Thunder Line / Gold Line Royal Pleco (Panaque armbrusteri)

Origin: Wild Brazil
Locale: Rio Teles Pires
Diet: Driftwood, Algae, Biofilm
Adult Size: 20″
Recommended Tank Size: 120 gallons
Compatibility: Can be aggressive toward similar species

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.5 – 7.5
Temp:                     76-80F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm