King Pleco

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Don't forget these...

  1. Tank Setup:

    • Provide a spacious tank of at least 75 gallons for a King Pleco.
    • Use a soft, sandy substrate to prevent abrasion on their delicate bodies.
    • Include hiding spots like caves, driftwood, and rocks.
  2. Water Parameters:

    • Maintain a temperature between 75-82°F (24-28°C).
    • Keep the pH level around 6.5 to 7.5.
    • Ensure water hardness between 5-15 dGH.
  3. Filtration:

    • Use a powerful filtration system with good water flow to maintain water quality.
    • Consider adding additional oxygenation through airstones.
  4. Tank Decor:

    • Include driftwood, rocks, and live plants, but choose hardy species as King Plecos may nibble on softer plants.
    • Create hiding places to make them feel secure.
  5. Diet:

    • Provide a balanced diet with high-quality sinking pellets, vegetable-based foods, and occasional live or frozen foods.
    • Supplement their diet with driftwood for fiber, aiding digestion.
  6. Social Behavior:

    • King Plecos are generally peaceful but can be territorial.
    • Keep them singly or in larger tanks with compatible, similarly-sized mates.
  7. Compatibility:

    • Choose tank mates carefully, avoiding overly aggressive or territorial species.
    • Ensure there's enough space for all inhabitants.

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