Clown Plecostomus

Other Clown Plecostomus Names: Clown Plecostomus, Clown Pleco, Candy Striped Peckoltia, Candy Striped Pleco, L15, L015, Tiger Pleco, Tiger Striped Pleco

Clown Plecostomus Scientific Name: Peckoltia vittata

Clown Plecostomus (Peckoltia vittata))

Temperature Range: 68°F-78°F
pH Range: 5.5-7.8
Hardness Range: 1-20°

Family: Loricariidae

Species Type: Plecostomus

Clown Plecostomus Adult Size: 5 inches (cm)

Clown Plecostomus Life Expectancy: 12 years

Clown Plecostomus Habitat: South American River (The Rio Xingu)

Clown Plecostomus Minimum Tank Size: 29 gallons

Clown Plecostomus Temperament: Peaceful community fish

Clown Plecostomus Diet & Nutrition: Omnivoroues - Will eat some meaty foods, but feed algae wafers/flakes/nori. Also include fresh green vegetables such as lettuce, spinach, zucchini and peas.

Clown Plecostomus Description: Clown Plecos have the basic body shape of all plecos. The have a tan and dark brown banded appearance.

Tank Mate Compatibility: Other peaceful community fish

Clown Plecostomus Breeding & Spawning: The Clown Pleco is most easily bred in soft, acidic water. These fish are cave spawners, so a cave is necessary. After conditioning the pair, make sure their tank has water to their preference (as detailed above), and they should readily spawn in their cave

Determining Clown Plecostomus Sex: Males have odontodes on parts of their pectoral fins, and down the back half of their body. Also, females tend to be wider across the body.

Aquarium Region: Bottom of tank.

Clown Plecostomus Diseases: None specific to species.

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