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Golden-Line – Royal Plecostomus L-027c

posted: 05/15/12
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Golden-Line - Royal Plecostomus L-027c
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The Golden-Line - Royal-Plecostomus, also known as the Gold Royal Plecostomus, comes from the rivers and tributaries of South America. It is dark brown to black with irregular golden horizontal stripes. The rays of the fins are also golden. The Golden-Line - Royal-Plecostomus makes a good addition to any community aquarium.

Planted aquariums with hardy, fast-growing plants, high aeration, and water movement provide a healthy environment. Rocks and driftwood help to accent a natural habitat and provide hiding spaces to reduce the stress for the Golden-Line - Royal-Plecostomus. A recommended minimum tank of 125 gallons should be provided to house this fish.

The Golden-Line - Royal-Plecostomus has not been bred in an aquarium setting and little is known about its breeding habits.

Feeding the Golden-Line - Royal-Plecostomus is not difficult since it is not a finicky eater. Feeding off the bottom of the aquarium, it gets most of its nutrition from left over food and algae. If there is no algae or left over food present, supplement with high quality flake food, sinking carnivore pellets, freeze-dried bloodworms, and tubifex.

Ideal tank mates include: Angelfish, Discus, African Cichlids, South American Cichlids, Tetras, Barbs, Danios, Rasboras, Gouramis, Rainbowfish, Guppies, Platies, Mollies, Swordtails, Loaches, Plecos and Scavenger Catfish.

Fish Facts

Name: Golden-Line - Royal Plecostomus L-027c (Panaque nigrolineatus)

Family: Loricariidae

Range: South America

Size: Up to 15.5 inches

Diet: Omnivore

Tank Set-up: Freshwater: Plants, rocks, driftwood

Tank Conditions: 74-79°F; pH 6.5-7.4; dH 6-10

Minimum Tank Capacity: 125 gallons

Light: Low

Temperament: Peaceful

Swimming Level: Bottom

Care Level: Easy

Reproduction: Egg Layer

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