Rubber Pleco - Parancistrus aurantiacus

Origin: Peru, South America
Temperament: Peaceful, However can be semi-aggressive towards other plecos at feeding times.
Care: Feed algae, peeled peas and zucchini in the evening or at night. The Rubber Pleco will eat most vegetable based foods that sink to the bottom. The water should be very clean and oxygenated. Some salt in the water (1 teaspoon/20 litres) is beneficial. Add some driftwood for chewing. Plants are usually damaged or destroyed.
Temperature Range: 22-28C
pH: 6-7.5
Potential Size: 20cm
Breeding: Difficult. Log should be half buried in the substrate and a high amount of water movement is essential.
Sex: Not possible to determine

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