L134 Leopard Frog Pleco (Peckoltia compta)


One of the most attractively patterned and sought after members of its genus, the Leopard Frog or Imperial Tiger Pleco is found in the clear waters of the Rio Tapajos and its tributary the Rio Jamanxim in Brazil. Both of these rivers are fairly fast moving but these fish are often found in shallow, more still water areas usually in and around crevices in rocks. An omnivore and grazer, these fish do best when offered a protein rich diet like Repahsy insectivore gel diet or other high quality sinking foods. This species is a cave spawner and will breed in the aquarium if given the proper conditions.



L134 Leopard Frog / Imperial Tiger Pleco (Peckoltia compta)

Origin: Wild Brazil
Locale: Lower Rio Tapajos near Pimental and Rio Jamanxim
Diet: Omnivore and scavenger, prefers protein rich foods
Adult Size: 4″
Recommended Tank Size: 30 gallons
Compatibility: Peaceful, can be territorial with similar species

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.5 – 7.5
Temp:                     78-82F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm