Queen Arabesque Pleco - Planted Tank Mates

Queen Arabesque Pleco

4″ | Single| 30 gal

PH 6.5 – 7.5 | Peaceful

Hypancistrus sp. (L260)

Characteristics:

Max Size: 4″

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: 30 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.  Queen Arabesque 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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ImageQueen arabesque pleco catfish (Hypancistrus sp. L260.Siamese algae eater fish (Crossocheilus oblongus).Pygmy corydora catfish (Corydoras pygmaeus).Panda corydora fish (Corydoras panda)Green Corydora fish (Corydoras aeneus).Bandit corydora catfish (Corydoras metae).
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Description

4" | Single| 30 gal

PH 6.5 - 7.5 | Peaceful


7” | Single | 20 gal

PH 6-7.5 | Peaceful

1” | 4 or more | 10 gal

PH 6.5-7.3 | Peaceful

2” | 6 or more | 20 gal

PH 6.5-7.3 | Peaceful

2.5” | 6 or more | 20 gal

PH 6.5-7.3 | Peaceful

2” | 6 or more | 20 gal

PH 6.5-7.3 | Peaceful

Content

Hypancistrus sp. (L260)

Characteristics:

Max Size: 4″

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: 30 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.  Queen Arabesque 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/

Crossocheilus oblongus

Characteristics

Max Size: 7″

Care Level: Beginner

Behavior: Peaceful to Semi-Aggressive

Dwelling: Bottom of tank

Diet: Omnivore

Water Movement: Slow Moving

Parameters

Temperature: 61 – 75

PH: 6 – 7.5

dGH: 8 - 16

dKH: 4 – 10

Tank Size: 20 gal

Grouping: 1

Tank Mates

Neon Tetras, Zebra Danios, Hatchetfish, Mollies, Dwarf Gourami, Angelfish and Guppies, Zebra Loaches, Yoyo Loaches and Otocinclus:

Notes

When young, they are generally peaceful and their diet consist of algae, but as they get older and larger, they can become semi-aggressive towards each other and prefer a little more protein in their diet.

Corydoras pygmaeus

Characteristics:

Max Size: 1″

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: 10 gal

Grouping: 4 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.

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.

Corydoras splendens

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

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.

Corydoras matae

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.

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