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deadlast
05-18-2013, 04:49 PM
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2856/8749272671_d3e8b8a355.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dead_last/8749272671/)
Tiger Pleco (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dead_last/8749272671/) by Dead_Last (http://www.flickr.com/people/dead_last/), on Flickr


I just searched a few online stores for better pictures to compare to and the best i got was the tiger pleco from liveaquaria.com

Any ideas?

talldutchie
05-18-2013, 05:51 PM
Awfully dark for one. I'd need a better picture. Panaqolus it could be but not l002.

KingFisher
05-18-2013, 06:19 PM
Definitely not a Tiger pleco. Can you try to get some better pictures? It would make it a lot easier to ID.

JoeH
11-16-2013, 08:25 PM
I was looking into getting a king tiger plec I just curious how good it would do in a 75g

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talldutchie
11-17-2013, 07:43 AM
That would depend a lot on the 75g. Sizewise it would be no issue.

JoeH
11-17-2013, 08:02 AM
yea i posted info in my tank thread the lion only gets abt 5 inches but it likes the lower ph levels 5-7 i think

they are carnivorous so they would eat all my shrimps

and territorial

talldutchie
11-17-2013, 12:36 PM
I don't quite understand all this. I can tell you that any panaqolus is not at all likely to take on shrimp, it's a wood and aufwuchs grazers.

JoeH
11-17-2013, 09:18 PM
Here is what I get on the Tiger Pleco

Hypancistrus sp "L066"
Difficulty
Moderate
Min. Tank Size
75.7 Litres (20 US G.)

Size
10.2-12.7cm (4-5 ")

sg
Freshwater

pH
5.8 - 7.0

Temp.
25 -29 C (77-84.2F)

Water Hardness
6-16 d

Stocking Ratio
1:1 M:F

Availability
Uncommon

Diet
Carnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

Life Span
5-8 years

Habitat
South America

Family
Loricariidae

Except when juvenile, these prefer a meaty diet. This can consist of live and frozen foods such as bloodworm, chopped mussel and prawn and sinking dried foods. Algae and other vegetable matter is not taken, but the occasional slice of cucumber or courgette might be nibbled at.

Maintenance

Not difficult to maintain under the correct conditions; we strongly recommend keeping it in a tank designed to simulate a flowing stream with a substrate of variably-sized rocks, sand, fine gravel, and some water-worn boulders.

This can be further furnished with driftwood branches, terracotta pipes, plant pots, etc., arranged to form a network of nooks, crannies, and shaded spots, thus providing broken lines of sight.

Like many fishes that naturally inhabit running water it’s intolerant to accumulation of organic pollutants and requires spotless water in order to thrive. Weekly water changes of 30-50% tank volume should also be considered routine.

Though torrent-like conditions are unnecessary it does best if there is a high proportion of dissolved oxygen and some water movement in the tank meaning power filter(s), additional powerhead(s), or airstone(s) should be employed as necessary.

talldutchie
11-18-2013, 05:39 AM
I'm lost now. Originally this thread was about a fish that's definitely NOT an hypancistrus but most likely a panaquolus. And now suddenly it is?????

JoeH
11-18-2013, 05:49 AM
my bad he asked abt a tiger pleco and was just giving him the info on a tiger i might have misunderstood his question