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Alenquer Tiger Pleco L397

Alenquer Tiger Pleco L397 is an exceptionally rare and beautiful fish. As its name suggests, Alenquer Pleco's colors and patterns resemble those of a tiger, displaying vibrant orange and black stripes or bands on its body. In adult fish, the orange stripes may even be deep orange to red or a light shade of yellow-brown. The fins, however, appear to almost always retain an orange-red hue. Alenquer Tiger Pleco L397 also sports remarkable facial markings, consisting of densely packed thin and twisting orange and black lines.

Care Guide for Alenquer Tiger Pleco

Alenquer Tiger Pleco, Panaqolus sp. (L397),  is a species of fish belonging to the Loricariidae family. It is found in the lower Amazon River near Alenquer. It is relatively tolerant of varied water conditions as long as they are stable. They are peaceful fish and can be housed with other catfish, including plecos and corys, as well as many other community fish such as tetras and cichlids. 

Max Size:   4 - 5 inches
Water:   72 - 82 F; pH 6 - 7.5
Difficulty:   Easy
Living Zone:   Bottom
Temperament:   Peaceful

As with many other plecos, they should be fed vegetarian, meat and wood-based diet. High-quality fish food for bottom feeders, including pellets, wafers, pellets, and blood worms should be provided. An ideal aquarium should also have natural driftwood, allowing the fish both to feed on it and find suitable hiding places.

If provided with good conditions, Alenquer Tiger Pleco will breed in aquarium conditions. Females will lay approximately 25 to 40 eggs and males will guard them until they hatch. They will spawn in caves and crevices found in driftwood. 

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