L330 Fully Spotted Watermelon Royal Pleco (Panaque cf. nigrolineatus)

One of the most beautifully marked of all Royal Plecos, the L330 “Watermelon” Pleco is found throughout the soft, acidic waters of the middle and upper Orinoco and its tributaries in Colombia and Venezuela. 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. The L330’s pattern varies significantly, from fully spotted to primarily striped, with the fully spotted variant being the most sought after.

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L330 Fully Spotted Watermelon Royal Pleco (Panaque cf. nigrolineatus)

Origin: Wild Colombia
Locale: Rio Orinoco and tributaries
Diet: Driftwood, algae, biofilm, vegetables, prepared sinking/gel diets
Adult Size: 20″
Recommended Tank Size: 120+ 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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