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Queen Arabesque Pleco L260

Exotic Plecos

Queen Arabesque Pleco, Hypancistrus sp. L260

Queen Arabesque Plecos originally came from the Rio Tapajós in Brazil. They eat a wide variety of vegetable matter and live and frozen foods including bloodworms and brine shrimp.  They prefer a fine sand substrate. Queens are nocturnal, so they will look for a cave to hide out in most of the day.

The males will have a higher contrast of coloring than the females. Females are shorter and broader. Queen Arabesques are egg layers, but they are difficult to breed, so they are caught in the wild in South America.

Scientific Name: Hypancistrus sp. L260
Family: Catfish
Temperature: 26 - 30 C; 78 - 86 F
pH: 6.4 - 7.6
Size: 9 cm; 4 inches
Life Span: 10 years
Breeding: Difficult, Egglayer


Angelfish, Discus, Plecos