Tropical Fish for Freshwater Aquariums: Gold Royal (L-027) Plecostomus
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Gold Royal (L-027) Plecostomus
(Panaque nigrolineatus)
Gold Royal (L-027) Plecostomus
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Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Black, Tan, Yellow
Diet Omnivore
Water Conditions 74-79° F, KH 6-10, pH 6.5-7.4
Max. Size 1' 4"
Origin South America
Family Loricariidae
Minimum Tank Size 125 gallons
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Overview

The Gold Royal Plecostomus, also known as the Golden Line Royal Plecostromus, 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. Gold Royal Plecos make good additions 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 Gold Royal Plecostomus. A recommended minimum tank of 125 gallons should be provided to house this fish.

The Gold Royal Plecostomus has not been bred in an aquarium and little is known about their breeding habits.

Feeding the Gold Royal Plecostomus is not difficult since it is not a picky eater, although plenty of driftwood should be housed in the aquarium with this fish. The biological matter such as detritus and algae that forms on and inside of the wood itself is a major part of its diet. Supplementing their diet with other foods that sink to the bottom of the aquarium such as a high quality flake food, sinking carnivore pellets, sinking algae wafers, freeze-dried bloodworms, and tubifex are all ideal foods.

Approximate Purchase Size: 2-1/2" to 4-1/2"

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