L333 Yellow King Tiger Pleco


One of several strikingly marked black and white Hypancistrusspecies from the Rio Xingu in Brazil, the L333 or Yellow King Tiger Pleco inhabits rocky areas of warm, fast-moving water. In the aquarium, they need excellent water quality and do best when provided lots of cover in the form of caves or driftwood. A carnivore, they should be fed protein rich foods like frozen bloodworms, carnivore pellets, or gel diets. Like most plecos from this region, they will do best at higher temperatures (80-85F) and plenty of water movement.



L333 Yellow King Tiger Pleco (Hypancistrus sp. L333)

Origin: Wild Brazil
Locale: Rio Xingu
Diet: Carnivore and scavenger, prefers protein-rich frozen or prepared diets
Adult Size: 5″
Recommended Tank Size: 30 gallons
Compatibility: Peaceful, can be territorial with similar species

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.5 – 7.5
Temp:                     80 – 86F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm