Titan Pleco (Panaque titan)


A rarely seen and, as the name implies, a huge growing species of Panaque, the Titan Pleco or Titan Panaque is found in upper tributaries of the Eastern Amazon in Ecuador and Colombia (possibly Peru). A robust and relatively hardy fish, they primarily inhabit fast-moving whitewater stretches of river and prefer well-oxygenated water with some current in the aquarium. 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.

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Titan Pleco (Panaque titan)

Origin: Wild Colombia
Locale: Rio Caqueta
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

Shipping Note: Due to size, the need for extra packing, and space requirements, larger sizes may not be eligible for our flat rate shipping. We strongly recommend shipping large fish via air cargo when possible. Please contact us for a quote or for additional shipping info.