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Peppermint Pleco L030

Pseudancistrus sp

Peppermint Pleco, Parancistrus sp. L30
Peppermint Pleco

The Peppermint Pleco comes from Brazil.  It is popular for its colors. Peppermint Plecos are black with tiny white spots over their entire body. The tank should be at least 50 gallons when plecos are present. There should be lots of water movement, plants, rocks and hiding places. The Peppermint Pleco will eat algae and leftovers off the gravel. It will also eat pellets, freeze-dried bloodworms, tubifex and brine shrimp.

Peppermint Pleco - Compatibility

The Peppermint Pleco is compatible with Angelfish, Cichlids, Discus, Tetras, Barbs, Gouramis, Rainbowfish, Livebearers, Loaches, Plecos

Peppermint Pleco - Profile

  • Scientific Name: Parancistrus sp. L30

  • Family: Catfish

  • Temperature: 23 - 26 C; 73 - 79 F

  • pH: 6.4 - 7.6

  • Size: 15 cm; 6 inches

  • Life Span: 10 years

  • Breeding: Difficult, Egglayer

Peppermint Pleco, Parancistrus sp. L30
Peppermint Pleco