Tropical Fish for Freshwater Aquariums: Red Lizard Whiptail (L-10A) Plecostomus
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Red Lizard Whiptail (L-10A) Plecostomus
(Rineloricaria sp.)
Red Lizard Whiptail (L-10A) Plecostomus
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Quick Stats

Care Level Moderate
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Orange, Red, White
Diet Omnivore
Max. Size 4"
Origin South America
Family Loricariidae
Minimum Tank Size 50 gallons
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Overview

The Red Lizard Whiptail Plecostomus has a very long and slender tail. These plecos develop a brilliant red coloration as they mature. They make a wonderful addition to any freshwater, peaceful community aquarium. There are hundreds of fish in the Loricariidae family, and as a result, you may see a reference to the letter "L" for the family Loricariidae, followed by a number. The Red Lizard Whiptail Plecostomus is referred to as (L010a), or (L-10a) by most hobbyists.

Planted aquariums with high aeration and water movement make for a healthy environment. Rocks and driftwood help to accent a natural habitat and provide hiding spaces to reduce stress for the Red Lizard Whiptail Plecostomus. A 50 gallon aquarium or larger is recommended for this species.

Feeding the Red Lizard Whiptail Plecostomus is not difficult due to the fact that it is not a picky 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 herbivore pellets, and freeze-dried bloodworms and tubifex.

Approximate Purchase Size: 2" to 3"

Customer Testimonials

Scotty Shipley Biloxi , MS
This fish is relatively shy. I could use more than one for my 55g since he had trouble keeping it clean. It is a very beautiful fish. My friends always ask where I got him... LiveAquaria.com!
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