L418 Green Royal Pleco (Panaque titan)


A beautifully colored and large growing variant of Royal Pleco, the L418 Green Royal Pleco or Shampupa as it is called locally originates in fast-moving, white water reaches of the upper Amazon and its tributaries in Peru and Ecuador. Like all Panaque species, it is a specialized wood eater and requires driftwood in its diet. They should also be offered a variety of other foods, including fresh veggies and specialty diets like Repashy’s xylivore formula gel diet. In the aquarium, they are hardy and adaptable but will do best when provided plenty of cover and moderate to strong water movement.



L418 Green Royal Pleco (Panaque titan)

Origin: Wild Peru
Locale: Upper Rio Huallaga
Diet: Driftwood, algae, biofilm, vegetables, prepared sinking/gel diets
Adult Size: 20″
Recommended Tank Size: 180 gallons+
Compatibility: Generally peaceful, but can be territorial toward similar species

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

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