Dull Eyed Royal Pleco - Planted Tank Mates

Dull Eyed Royal Pleco

18″ | Single| 100 gal

PH 6.5 – 7.5 | Peaceful

Panaque nigrolineatus sp. (L191)

Characteristics:

Max Size: 18″

Care Level: Advance

Behavior: Peaceful

Dwelling: Bottom of tank

Diet: Omnivore

Water Movement: Medium Flow

Parameters

Temperature: 72 – 86

PH: 6.5 – 7.5

dGH: 2 – 10

dKH: 6 – 10

Tank Size: 100+ gal

Grouping: Single

Tank Mates

Common Plecos do well with many mid or top-dwelling community fish like Tetras, Rasboras, Danios, Hatchetfish, Mollies and Endlers.  Once they get larger, they can live with Oscars, Angelfish, and some cichlids.  They’re peaceful with other bottom dwellers too, like Corydoras, but make sure there’s ample room to spread out in the tank.  Due to their size and territorial nature, it’s not recommended to keep more than 1 Common Pleco per tank.

Notes

Similar to the Royal Pleco (L190) the Dull Eyed Royal Pleco (L191) does not have a red eye.

Royal Plecos are very unique in appearance and even have several subspecies of their own.  They’re noted as advanced level fish due to the fact that they can get extremely large and need a tank that’s 100 plus gallons.  Not only is the volume of water important, but they need a wide and deep tank (front & back) to have ample room to swim.  They have the ability to adapt and thrive, so they should never be released into the wild as they can become an invasive species.

Plecos are nocturnal and prefer warmer waters.  Provide a lot of hiding spaces including plants and caves.  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.  Royal Plecos in particular like grazing on wood.  They have a large mouth with front teeth that help them scrape algae off wood.

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ImageRoyal pleco catfish (Panaque nigrolineatus).Julii corydora catfish (Corydoras julii).Habrosus corydora catfish (Corydoras habrosus).Pygmy corydora catfish (Corydoras pygmaeus).Fairy corydora catfish (Corydoras atropersonatus).Silver otocinclus (Otocinclus vestitus).
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Description

18" | Single| 100 gal

PH 6.5 - 7.5 | Peaceful

2.5” | 6 or more | 20 gal

PH 6.5-7.3 | Peaceful

1.5” | 6 or more | 20 gal

PH 6.5-7.3 | Peaceful

1” | 4 or more | 10 gal

PH 6.5-7.3 | 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

Content

Panaque nigrolineatus sp. (L191)

Characteristics:

Max Size: 18″

Care Level: Advance

Behavior: Peaceful

Dwelling: Bottom of tank

Diet: Omnivore

Water Movement: Medium Flow

Parameters

Temperature: 72 - 86

PH: 6.5 - 7.5

dGH: 2 - 10

dKH: 6 - 10

Tank Size: 100+ gal

Grouping: Single

Tank Mates

Common Plecos do well with many mid or top-dwelling community fish like Tetras, Rasboras, Danios, Hatchetfish, Mollies and Endlers.  Once they get larger, they can live with Oscars, Angelfish, and some cichlids.  They're peaceful with other bottom dwellers too, like Corydoras, but make sure there's ample room to spread out in the tank.  Due to their size and territorial nature, it's not recommended to keep more than 1 Common Pleco per tank.

Notes

Similar to the Royal Pleco (L190) the Dull Eyed Royal Pleco (L191) does not have a red eye. Royal Plecos are very unique in appearance and even have several subspecies of their own.  They're noted as advanced level fish due to the fact that they can get extremely large and need a tank that's 100 plus gallons.  Not only is the volume of water important, but they need a wide and deep tank (front & back) to have ample room to swim.  They have the ability to adapt and thrive, so they should never be released into the wild as they can become an invasive species. Plecos are nocturnal and prefer warmer waters.  Provide a lot of hiding spaces including plants and caves.  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.  Royal Plecos in particular like grazing on wood.  They have a large mouth with front teeth that help them scrape algae off wood.

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.

Corydoras habrosus

Characteristics:

Max Size: 1 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 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 atropersonatus

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.

Otocinclus vestitus

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.

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