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King Tiger Plecostomus L-066
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Peckoltia sp.

King Tiger Plecostomus
Quick Stats:   King Tiger Plecostomus

Family: Loricariidae
Range: South America
Size: Up to 5½ inches
Diet: Omnivore
Tank Set-up: Freshwater: Plants, rocks, driftwood
Tank Conditions: 72-79°F; pH 6.5-7.4; dH 6-10
Minimum Tank Capacity: 30 gallons
Light: Low
Temperament: Peaceful
Swimming Level: Bottom
Care Level: Easy
Reproduction: Egg Layer

The King Tiger Plecostomus, known also as Gypsy King Tiger Plecostomus, comes from the rivers and tributaries of South America. It is tan with dark brown tiger stripes covering the entire body and fins. The eyes are striped to follow the markings on the head. The King Tiger 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 King Tiger Plecostomus. A recommended minimum tank of 30 gallons should be provided to house this fish.

The King Tiger Plecostomus has not been bred in an aquarium setting and little is known about its breeding habits.

Feeding the King Tiger 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:

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