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L264 Sultan Pleco (Rio Tapajos)

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£65.00 GBP
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L264 Sultan Pleco

Leporacanthicus Joselimai

Wild caught - Brazil, Rio Tapajos

Size: 12cm+ (6-7")

Max Adult Size: 12-15cm 

Temperature Range: 25-27*C

PH Range: 6.0-7.5

Water Hardness: 2 - 15+ dGH

Flow Rate: These like a higher flow in their tank and need a good amount of oxygen to thrive. 

Diet: The best foods for these are snails, cockles and freshwater shrimp in combination with something more invertebrate/insect based like Crickie Dough or Repashy Bottom Scratcher. These have "fangs" which are specialised teeth designed for scooping out shelled critters.  

Flakes, frozen and live foods like bloodworm and daphnia, sinking pellets and granules are all accepted.

Please note that some foods such as shrimp/prawns, mussels etc contain Thiaminase which leads to vitamin deficiencies and potentially disease over time - not all meaty seafoods are created equal. 

They will also tidy up leftover food from other fish like carnivorous Cichlids and other catfish. They definitely help to manage snail populations and general cleanliness in these sorts of predatory tanks - just be aware that what goes in must come out. 

Habitat: Good flow and lots of oxygen, plenty of wood and rockwork providing quiet refuges away from tankmates. 

Please be careful handling these, they get stuck in nets easily. We recommend thick gloves and tend to use colanders. The 'Canthicus are all really spiky and these can give you quite a nasty bite.