Mega Clown Pleco - Planted Tank Mates

Mega Clown Pleco

3″ | Single| 20 gal

PH 6.5 – 7.5 | Peaceful

Hypancistrus sp. (L340)

Characteristics:

Max Size: 3″

Care Level: Easy

Behavior: Peaceful

Dwelling: Bottom of tank

Diet: Omnivore

Water Movement: Medium Flow

Parameters

Temperature: 75 – 82

PH: 6.5 – 7.5

dGH: 3 – 8

dKH: 6 – 10

Tank Size: 20 gal

Grouping: Single

Tank Mates

Tetras, Rasboras, Apistogrammas, Denison Barbs, Danios, Guppies.  Shrimps, snails and Otocinclus are OK, but smaller shrimp may get eaten.  Avoid larger or active bottom dwellers.

Notes

Nocturnal species.  Mega Clown Plecos are smaller than other common plecos, but they need a lot of space to hide.  They’re generally shy and peaceful, but can also be territorial at the same time.  Provide a sandy substrate with plants, rocks, wood, caves and ample room to hide.

Although they’re algae eaters, their diet cannot solely consist of algae.  Supplement with wafers and other nutritious food, especially when they get older and larger.

Bottom Dwelling Fish

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ImageMega clown pleco catfish (Hypancistrus sp.).Dwarf otocinclus catfish (Otocinclus macrospilus).Julii corydora catfish (Corydoras julii).Golden otocinclus (Macrotocinclus affinis).Panda corydora fish (Corydoras panda)Otocinclus catfish ( Otocinclus vittatus)
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Description

3" | Single| 20 gal

PH 6.5 - 7.5 | Peaceful


2” | 6 or more | 10 gal

PH 6-7.5 | Peaceful

2.5” | 6 or more | 20 gal

PH 6.5-7.3 | Peaceful


2” | 6 or more | 10 gal

PH 6-7.5 | Peaceful

2” | 6 or more | 20 gal

PH 6.5-7.3 | Peaceful


2” | 6 or more | 10 gal

PH 6-7.5 | Peaceful

Content

Hypancistrus sp. (L340)

Characteristics:

Max Size: 3″

Care Level: Easy

Behavior: Peaceful

Dwelling: Bottom of tank

Diet: Omnivore

Water Movement: Medium Flow

Parameters

Temperature: 75 - 82

PH: 6.5 - 7.5

dGH: 3 - 8

dKH: 6 - 10

Tank Size: 20 gal

Grouping: Single

Tank Mates

Tetras, Rasboras, Apistogrammas, Denison Barbs, Danios, Guppies.  Shrimps, snails and Otocinclus are OK, but smaller shrimp may get eaten.  Avoid larger or active bottom dwellers.

Notes

Nocturnal species.  Mega Clown Plecos are smaller than other common plecos, but they need a lot of space to hide.  They're generally shy and peaceful, but can also be territorial at the same time.  Provide a sandy substrate with plants, rocks, wood, caves and ample room to hide. Although they're algae eaters, their diet cannot solely consist of algae.  Supplement with wafers and other nutritious food, especially when they get older and larger. https://plantedtankmates.com/bottom-dwelling-fish/

Otocinclus macrospilus

Characteristics

Max Size: 2″

Care Level: Beginner

Behavior: Peaceful

Dwelling: Bottom of tank

Diet: Herbivore

Water Movement: Slow Moving

Parameters

Temperature: 72 – 82

PH: 6 – 7.5

dGH: 6 - 15

dKH: 4 – 10

Tank Size: 10 gal

Grouping: 6

Tank Mates

Cardina and Neocardina Shrimp, Cardinal and Neon Tetras, Zebra Danios, Hatchetfish, Mollies, Dwarf Gourami, Angelfish and Guppies, Zebra Loaches, Yoyo Loaches

Notes

Otocinclus are very hardy and one of the most peaceful nano catfish you'll ever find.  They're true herbivores and wont eat baby shrimp fry.  They're also a shoaling fish, so when kept in larger groups they'll swim around together from one feeding point to another.

Corydoras julii

Characteristics:

Max Size: 2 1/2″

Care Level: Easy

Behavior: Peaceful

Dwelling: Bottom of tank

Diet: Omnivore

Water Movement: Slow Moving

Parameters

Temperature: 72 – 78

PH: 6.5 – 7.3

dGH: 4 - 12

dKH: 3 – 7

Tank Size: 20 gal

Grouping: 6 or more

Tank Mates

Dwarf Corydoras are great tank mates with most shrimp species!

They're also great with Tetras, Rasboras, Danios, Hatchetfish, Mollies, Dwarf Gourami, Angelfish, Guppies, Loaches and Otocinclus

Notes

Julii Corydora are often confused with Leopard Corydoras.  The difference is that Julii will have spots on the front part of their head, while Leopard will continue the same body pattern.

Provide Smooth sand or gravel substrate preferred.  They're not solely algae eaters, so provide wafers and other foods as well.  Careful with aggressive fish eaters as they may not get enough nutrition at the bottom of tank.

Macrotocinclus affinis

Characteristics

Max Size: 2″

Care Level: Beginner

Behavior: Peaceful

Dwelling: Bottom of tank

Diet: Herbivore

Water Movement: Slow Moving

Parameters

Temperature: 72 – 82

PH: 6 – 7.5

dGH: 6 - 15

dKH: 4 – 10

Tank Size: 10 gal

Grouping: 6

Tank Mates

Cardina and Neocardina Shrimp, Cardinal and Neon Tetras, Zebra Danios, Hatchetfish, Mollies, Dwarf Gourami, Angelfish and Guppies, Zebra Loaches, Yoyo Loaches

Notes

Otocinclus are very hardy and one of the most peaceful nano catfish you'll ever find.  They're true herbivores and wont eat baby shrimp fry.  They're also a shoaling fish, so when kept in larger groups they'll swim around together from one feeding point to another.

Corydoras panda

Characteristics:

Max Size: 2″

Care Level: Easy

Behavior: Peaceful

Dwelling: Bottom of tank

Diet: Omnivore

Water Movement: Slow Moving

Parameters

Temperature: 72 – 78

PH: 6.5 – 7.3

dGH: 4 - 12

dKH: 3 – 7

Tank Size: 20 gal

Grouping: 6 or more

Tank Mates

Dwarf Corydoras are great tank mates with most shrimp species!

They're also great with Tetras, Rasboras, Danios, Hatchetfish, Mollies, Dwarf Gourami, Angelfish, Guppies, Loaches and Otocinclus

Notes

Smooth sand or gravel substrate preferred.  They're not solely algae eaters, so provide wafers and other foods as well.  Careful with aggressive fish eaters as they may not get enough nutrition at the bottom of tank.

Otocinclus vittatus

Characteristics

Max Size: 2″

Care Level: Beginner

Behavior: Peaceful

Dwelling: Bottom of tank

Diet: Herbivore

Water Movement: Slow Moving

Parameters

Temperature: 72 – 82

PH: 6 – 7.5

dGH: 6 - 15

dKH: 4 – 10

Tank Size: 10 gal

Grouping: 6

Tank Mates

Cardina and Neocardina Shrimp, Cardinal and Neon Tetras, Zebra Danios, Hatchetfish, Mollies, Dwarf Gourami, Angelfish and Guppies, Zebra Loaches, Yoyo Loaches

Notes

Otocinclus are very hardy and one of the most peaceful nano catfish you'll ever find.  They're true herbivores and won't eat baby shrimp fry.  They're also a shoaling fish, so when kept in larger groups they'll swim around together from one feeding point to another.

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