L203 Lyretail Titanic Pleco (Panaque schaeferi)


One of the largest species of Panaque, reaching 20″ or more as an adult, the Lyretail Titanic Pleco is found throughout much of the middle Amazon, where it is found in fast-moving, sediment-rich waters. Juvenile fish display an attractive pattern of spots and squiggles which will fade slightly as they approach adult size. This species is often misidentified as the L090 “Papa Lyretail Pleco”, especially as smaller specimens. Like its relatives, this pleco is highly adapted to feeding on submerged wood and should be offered plenty of driftwood and specialty foods for wood eaters in the aquarium.


L203 Titanic Lyretail Pleco (Panaque schaeferi)

Origin: Wild Peru
Locale: Rio Amazonas outside Iquitos
Diet: Algae grazer and omnivore, eats a significant amount of wood in the wild. should be offered a varied diet high in vegetable matter
Adult Size: 20″
Recommended Tank Size: 300 gallons+
Compatibility: Peaceful, but can be territorial towards other plecos

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

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