A distinctive and strikingly marked Panaquefrom Brazil’s Rio Xingu, the Platinum Royal Pleco or Long Nose Royal Pleco inhabits rocky, clear, fast-moving water throughout its native range. They are characterized by a more elongated body than other Royal Plecos and a base coloration of whitish silver (as opposed to brown or green) which becomes more pronounced as they grow. Like all Royal Plecos they are wood eaters by nature, and should be offered plenty of driftwood in the aquarium. Specialized diets like Repashy’s xylivore formula gel premix are ideal for this species. In the aquarium, they will do best when kept in similar conditions to their wild habitat, with warm (80-84), well-oxygenated water and moderate to strong current.
Care Level: Moderate
Colour Form: Green, Brown, Black
Max Size: 50cm
Origin: South America
Tank Size: 400L
*Product Photo is of 1 of the actual fish.