Orange Spotted Pleco

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  1. Tank Size: Provide a tank of at least 30 gallons for an Orange Spotted Pleco. They are relatively small, but a larger tank allows for better maintenance and water stability.

  2. Water Parameters: Maintain stable conditions with a temperature range of 77-86°F (25-30°C), a pH level of 6.0-7.5, and soft to moderately hard water.

  3. Filtration: Use efficient filtration with a gentle flow to ensure excellent water quality. Provide hiding spots and driftwood for the pleco.

  4. Decor: Add driftwood, caves, and hiding places as Orange Spotted Plecos appreciate these structures. They also graze on driftwood.

  5. Tank Mates: They are generally peaceful and can be kept with other non-aggressive fish. Avoid aggressive or territorial species.

  6. Diet: Orange Spotted Plecos are primarily herbivores. Their diet should include a mix of high-quality sinking pellets, fresh vegetables like zucchini and cucumber, and driftwood for fiber.

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