The Royal Plecostomus, comes from the rivers and tributaries of South America. It is dark brown to black with horizontal stripes. Royal Plecos make good additions to any community aquarium.
L-191 Dull Eyed Royal Pleco
6.5 - 7.5
The Royal Plecostomus is not difficult since it is not a picky eater. Algae, veggies, most prepared foods also accepted. Zucchini and Peas accepted. 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.
The Royal Plecostomus has not been bred in an aquarium and little is known about their breeding habits.
A well Planted aquariums with hardy, fast-growing plants, high aeration, and water movement provide a healthy environment. Rocks and driftwood help to create their there natural habitat and provide hiding spaces to reduce stress on the Royal Plecostomus.