L234 Dragon Hifin Pleco (Megalancistrus parananus)


One of the largest and most massive species of South American plecos, the Hifin Dragon Pleco originates from the fast moving rivers of Southern Brazil and grows to a massive 24″ or larger in size. A grazer and scavenger, this pleco should be fed a varied diet of vegetable matter, protein, and sinking pellets or gel diets. Relatively hardy, the Hifin Dragon Pleco is a true monster fish suitable only for very large aquariums with plentiful hiding places and excellent water quality.

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L234 Dragon Hifin Pleco (Megalancistrus parananus)

Origin: Wild Brazil
Locale: Rio Sao Francisco
Diet: Invertebrates, detritus, algae, frozen & prepared feeds
Adult Size: 20″
Recommended Tank Size: 240 gallons
Compatibility: Peaceful, can be aggressive and territorial toward similar species

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